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      Risk of desmoid tumours after open and laparoscopic colectomy in patients with familial adenomatous polyposis.

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          Desmoid tumour (DT) is a main cause of death after prophylactic colectomy in patients with familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP). The purpose of this study was to evaluate the impact of prophylactic laparoscopic colectomy on the risk of developing DT in patients with FAP.

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          Journal
          Br J Surg
          The British journal of surgery
          1365-2168
          0007-1323
          Apr 2014
          : 101
          : 5
          Affiliations
          [1 ] Colorectal Surgery Unit, Department of Surgery, Fondazione Istituto di Ricovero e Cura a Carattere Scientifico (IRCCS) Istituto Nazionale dei Tumori, Milan, Italy; Department of Surgery, New York Presbyterian Hospital - Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, USA.
          Article
          10.1002/bjs.9411
          24493089
          © 2014 BJS Society Ltd. Published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd.

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