Adenomatous polyposis of the colon, autosomal recessive (medical condition)

An inherited condition where polyps develop in the lining of the gastrointestinal tract. The polyps are initially benign but may become malignant if untreated. The autosomal recessive form of this condition is characterized by fewer polyps than in other forms (less than 100) and is due to mutations in a different gene. See also Familial polyposis, autosomal recessive