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Total gastrointestinal endoscopy in the management of Peutz-Jeghers syndrome.
  1. N. De Luca,
  2. Y. Chia,
  3. D. A. Gorard
  1. Department of Gastroenterology, Wycombe Hospital, High Wycombe, Bucks, UK.


    Peutz-Jeghers syndrome was diagnosed in a 51-year-old woman presenting with iron deficiency anaemia. Upper gastrointestinal endoscopy and colonoscopy revealed several hamartomatous polyps in the stomach, duodenum and colon, which were removed. At a combined surgical-endoscopic procedure, 42 hamartomatous polyps were removed from the small intestine by snare polypectomy. This enteroscopic procedure reduces symptoms, may protect against future intestinal obstructive episodes and their associated surgery, and may reduce the risk of developing gastrointestinal malignancy.

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