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Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas

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IOANNIDIS, Orestis et al. Recurrent small intestine intussusception in a patient with Peutz-Jeghers syndrome. Rev. esp. enferm. dig. [online]. 2012, vol.104, n.1, pp.37-40. ISSN 1130-0108.

Peutz-Jeghers syndrome is a rare hereditary autosomal dominant disease caused by a mutation of the tumor suppressor gene serine/threonine kinase 11 located in chromosome 19p13.3. It is characterized by the presence of extensive mucocutaneous pigmentation, especially of the lips and the occurrence of hamartomatous polyps throughout the gastrointestinal tract. Gastrointestinal hamartomas occur predominantly in the small intestine and can become symptomatic leading usually to intestinal obstruction and abdominal pain. We present a case of recurrent intestinal obstruction caused by small bowel intussusception treated by reduction, enterotomy and polypectomy and followed by intraoperative enteroscopy and endoscopic polypectomy.

Keywords : Enterotomy; Polypectomy; Hamartomatous polyps.

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