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Polyps of the gastrointestinal tract are fairly common in preschool and school-aged children. The reported incidence is between 0.08% and 3.7% with a peak age range of between 2 and 5 years with a slight male predominance. They usually occur as an isolated lesion and are termed ‘juvenile polyps’ but in rare cases can be part of a ‘polyposis syndrome’ with the potential to develop related malignancies of the gastrointestinal tract or other organ systems. These can be divided into either adenomatous or hamartomatous polyposis syndromes. A complete understanding of these conditions is required for correct treatment and follow-up of these children.

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Westgarth-Taylor, C., Lakhoo, K. (2020). Polyps. In: Ameh, E.A., Bickler, S.W., Lakhoo, K., Nwomeh, B.C., Poenaru, D. (eds) Pediatric Surgery. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-41724-6_78

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