Peutz-Jeghers syndrome complicated by intussusception
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This patient had a known history of Peutz-Jeghers syndrome, which is a rare autosomal dominant condition characterised by mucocutaneous pigmentation and gastrointestinal hamartomatous polyps.
The condition is associated with an increased risk of adenocarcinoma, mainly of the gastrointestinal tract, although the polyps themselves are not premalignant. Many patients experience abdominal symptoms in particular because of obstruction and intussusception.
- Peutz-Jeghers Syndrome. Authors McGarrity TJ, Amos CI, Baker MJ. Editors In: Pagon RA, Adam MP, Ardinger HH, Wallace SE, Amemiya A, Bean LJH, Bird TD, Fong CT, Mefford HC, Smith RJH, Stephens K, editors. Source GeneReviews® [Internet]. Seattle (WA): University of Washington, Seattle; 1993-2016.