Thursday 18 March 2004
Juvenile polyps are hamartomatous polyps found primarily in infants and children.
juvenile polyposis (JP) (MIM.174900) (MADH4 and BMPR1A mutations)
Cowden syndrome (CS) (MIM.158350) (PTEN mutations)
Bannayan-Riley-Ruvalcaba syndrome (BRRS) (MIM.153480) (PTEN mutations)
neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) (15150783)
NB: Although solitary juvenile polyps are benign lesions, but when present in juvenile polyposis (JP), they may lead to gastrointestinal cancers.