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Peutz–Jeghers Syndrome

  • Francis M. GiardielloEmail author
Chapter
Part of the M.D. Anderson Solid Tumor Oncology Series book series (MDA, volume 5)

Abstract

Peutz-Jeghers Syndrome is an autosomal dominant syndrome characterized by hamartomatous gastrointestinal polyps and mucocutaneous melanin pigmentation. Patients are also at risk for extraintestinal neoplasms. In this chapter, the clinicopathologic characteristics of the syndrome, its management and surveillance recommendations will be discussed.

Keywords

Autosomal dominant Hamartomatous polyps Melanin pigmentation Intussusception Small bowel polyps 

Notes

Acknowledgments

We are indebted to Ms. Linda Welch for technical support. Supported in part by The John G. Rangos, Sr. Charitable Foundation, The Clayton Fund, and NIH grant 5P50CA062924.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of MedicineThe Johns Hopkins School of MedicineBaltimoreUSA

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