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Peutz-Jeghers syndrome

Case contributed by Dr Chris O'Donnell


Family history of intestinal polyps, Past history of small bowel intussusception requiring surgical resection and muco-cutaneous melanosis

Patient Data

Age: 25
Gender: Female

CT enteroclysis

Bilbao-Dotter tube placed in duodenum under fluoroscopic control and dilute barium injected to fill and distend the small bowel.

Multiple small and large bowel polyps (arrows) as well as multiple renal angiomyolipomas in left kidney (not normally part of the syndrome).  Note also subtle enhancing lesions in the liver.  The polyps of this syndrome are usually benign i.e. hamartomas thus the liver nodules are very unlikely to be metastatic - possibly adenomas given the patient's age and gender.

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Case information

rID: 18629
Published: 16th Jul 2012
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
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