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Familial Adenomatous Polyposis (FAP)

Suggested Pre-Referral Evaluation and Management Guidelines Referral is indicated when:
  • patient with FAP is ready to discuss and proceed with surgery (often late adolescence/early adulthood)
  • malignancy is detected
Patient should have colonoscopy demonstrating findings consistent with this diagnosis. Genetic testing and consultation with Cancer Center Genetics is recommended and can be coordinated along with surgical evaluation.

If colonoscopy and biopsy were performed outside of the UMHS system, reports should be faxed and pathology slides should be mailed for confirmatory review by our pathologists at or before the time of the clinic visit. Receiving these prior to the clinic visit is preferable.

Suggested Additional Test/Management Prior to Specialty Visit - Genetic testing
- If malignancy is detected, CT scan with IV and po contrast of the chest, abdomen, and pelvis within 6 weeks of the clinic visit

Reports of any testing performed outside of the UMHS system and radiologic images on CD should be available for review at or before the time of the clinic visit. Receiving these prior to the clinic visit is preferable.
Patient Education/Information (includes preps)
Appointment Timeframe 1-2 weeks, when malignancy detected 2-3 weeks if no malignancy
How to Get Results to Consultant UMHS Patients: See MiChart
External Patients:
Reports and/or medical records can be faxed to 734-232-6189

CDs can be hand-carried to the appointment

Reports, medical records, CDs, and pathology slides can be mailed to:
Division of Colorectal Surgery
Attention: Jain Carver
2124 Taubman
1500 East Medical Center Drive, SPC 5343
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-5343
Clinic Contact Information Physicians: 800-962-3555
Patients: 734-615-7565
Clinic Location Sites Colorectal Surgery Clinic
UM Consulting Physician Colorectal Surgery Physicians
Revised on: 04/21/2015



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