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Extracolonic Manifestations of HNPCC

People with HNPCC are prone to cancers at other locations besides the colon. Other sites with increased risk of cancer include, endometrial, small bowel, ureter and renal pelvis.

Screening of patients with HNPCC should include colonoscopy and urinary cytology, urinary tract imaging and endometrial assessment.

Adrian P. Ireland