No association with similar polyps in the colorectum
Most cases involve the colorectum
Gastric hyperplastic polyps are indistinguishable from juvenile polyps
In the case of solitary polyps, the distinction is of no significance
Juvenile polyposis has an increased risk of carcinoma and thus should be distinguished
based on multiplicity, colorectal involvement or family history
Unless cleared by genetic study, or if symptomatic, screening of family members should begin around age 15
May cause bleeding or intussusception
Some cases totally asymptomatic
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