Year: 2016 | Month: September | Volume: 3 | Issue: 9 | Pages: 40-42
Adenomatous Polyposis Coli in North-Western Nigeria: a Rare Case
Bashir BM1, Saddiku MS2, SP Agbo1, SA Maiyaki3, AM Koko1
1Department of Surgery, 2Department of Pathology, 3Department of Medicine,
Usmanu Danfodiyo University Teaching Hospital, Sokoto.
Corresponding Author: Bashir BM
Adenomatous Polyposis is a rare disease in Africa, it occur more common in developed countries.
The most common symptoms are bloody rectal drainage, abdominal pains, and diarrhea which can mimic other intestinal conditions. Familial Adenomatous Polyposis (FAP) is pre-cancerous with 100% risk of malignancy. It requires early detection and treatment. We are reporting an interesting case of a young woman presenting with chronic diarrhea, and was diagnosed to have Adenomatous Polyposis.
Key words: Adenomatous Polyposis (AP), Familial Adenomatous Polyposis (FAP).