Peutz-Jeghers syndrome complicated by intussusception

Discussion:

This patient had a known history of Peutz-Jeghers syndrome, which is a rare autosomal dominant condition characterized 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.

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