BHD case study with colonic polyp

A new case study in Spanish from Martínez-Pérez et al., (2016) discusses a 55 year old male who presented with multiple fibrofolliculomas on his nose and cheeks. After diagnosis with BHD the patient had renal and pulmonary imaging but no pathological changes were detected. However, a faecal occult blood test was positive and a colon polyp identified by colonoscopy; a tubulovillous adenoma with high-grade dysplasia. This polyp was successfully removed but the authors questions whether the link between BHD and colon cancers should be reassessed, enabling patients to access early screening programmes.


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