Preventive Surgery

Colon

Recommendations from an NIH research consortium considers subtotal colectomy as an option for persons with Lynch Syndrome who have adenomatous polyps and those who are not willing or unable to undergo periodic colonic surveillance. However, there are no randomized controlled studies showing benefit.

Uterine

This panel also recommended a hysterectomy and bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy be presented as an option to female patients, with a discussion of the risks and benefits.