A case of Peutz-Jeghers syndrome with repeated small intestinal intussusception successfully treated by intraoperative endoscopic polypectomy

Tomohiro Miyachi, Naoki Tanaka, Katsuya Endo, Fumiyoshi Fujishima, Hiroyuki Sasaki, Munenori Nagao, Takanori Morikawa, Takeshi Naitoh, Koh Miura, Chikashi Shibata, Tooru Shimosegawa, Michiaki Unno

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Abstract

Intestinal polyps are a distinctive feature of Peutz-Jeghers syndrome (PJS). These hamartomas can lead to significant complications such as intussusception or gastrointestinal bleeding which necessitate multiple laparotomies and bowel resections. In an operation for intestinal intussusception, it is preferable to simultaneously resect as many polyps as possible to prevent recurrence of complications caused by intestinal polyps. We report a case of a woman in her twenties with PJS, diagnosed as small intestinal intussusception caused by an intestinal polyp. We performed not only repair of the intussusception but also endoscopic polypectomy without resection of the small intestine. We successfully resected all polyps larger than 10mm from the duodenum to the ascending colon during the operation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1014-1021
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Japanese Society of Gastroenterology
Volume110
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Jun

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology

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