Hereditary Gastrointestinal Polyposis Syndromes

Topic: Digestive Oncology

Author: Luigi Ricciardiello
Editor: Tomer Adar
Release date: June 2018, reviewed/updated October 2020
This course was developed by UEG 

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About this online course

Hereditary gastrointestinal polyposis syndromes are rare diseases that confer a significant risk of colorectal and other cancers. Correct diagnosis is needed to ensure patients undergo appropriate screening and follow-up for cancer prevention, and to ascertain risk in family members. Multidisciplinary management is essential to ensure appropriate clinical choices are made, and the involvement of a clinical geneticist is mandatory.

This online course addresses the various types of hereditary gastrointestinal polyposis syndrome. The genetic basis of each syndrome is considered, along with their presentation, extracolonic features, cancer risk, diagnosis, screening, surveillance and treatment options.

Learning objectives


  • To become familiar with hereditary gastrointestinal polyposis syndromes
  • To correctly diagnose hereditary gastrointestinal polyposis syndromes
  • To appropriately manage hereditary gastrointestinal polyposis syndromes

Target audience

This course is suitable for gastroenterologists in training and physicians and surgeons in other disciplines, as well as nurses, biotechnicians and advanced-years’ medical students who have an interest in gastroenterology. 

Hereditary GI Polyp Syndromes