[Treatment with sulindac of adenomatous polyps in familial polyposis].

The effect of sulindac, a nonsteroid antiinflammatory drug, has been reported to cause both regression and suppression of colon polyps in patients with familial adenomatous polyposis and Gardner's syndrome. We report our experience with seven patients with diffuse colonic polyposis treated with sulindac.
Seven patients with familiar adenomatous polyposis, four men and three women (mean age, 30 years; range 16 to 41 years) were included in this study. Two patients that underwent prior colectoctomy with ileorectal anastomosis and had polyps in the rectum were also included. The polyps ranged in size from 0.2 to 2.5 cm; most of them were less than 1 cm. Sulindac was given 150 mg. twice a day. Further colonoscopic examination was done at 6-month intervals during follow-up in all patients.
A disappearance or a marked reduction in the number and size of polyps was observed in all patients after 24 months of treatment with sulindac. The drug was well tolerated and no side effects were observed during treatment.
The authors conclude that sulindac is effective in inducing the regression of rectal polyps in familial, adenomatous polyposis.
AuthorsF J Cerdán, J Torres-Melero, S Martínez, A Gutiérrez del Olmo, J L Balibrea
JournalRevista española de enfermedades digestivas : organo oficial de la Sociedad Española de Patología Digestiva (Rev Esp Enferm Dig) Vol. 87 Issue 8 Pg. 574-6 (Aug 1995) ISSN: 1130-0108 [Print] SPAIN
Vernacular TitleTratamiento con Sulindac de los pólipos adenomatosos en la poliposis familiar.
PMID7577106 (Publication Type: Clinical Trial, English Abstract, Journal Article)
Chemical References
  • Anti-Inflammatory Agents, Non-Steroidal
  • Sulindac
  • Adenomatous Polyposis Coli (drug therapy)
  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Anti-Inflammatory Agents, Non-Steroidal (therapeutic use)
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Sulindac (therapeutic use)
  • Time Factors

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