Published: 2017-05-23

Surveillance in Peutz-Jeghers syndrome: a case report

Sabarinathan Ramanathan, Pugazhendhi Thangavel, Ratnakar Kini, Kani Shaikh Mohamed, Premkumar Karunakaran, Murali Ananthavadivelu, Alwin James


Study performed surveillance endoscopy in a 23-year-old male patient with Peutz-Jeghers syndrome (PJS) who underwent right hemicolectomy with ileo-colic anastamosis for ileo-colic intussusception three years back. On evaluation, he found to have multiple upper gastrointestinal and ileal polyps. Subsequently he underwent polypectomies in three sessions by combined standard snare polypectomy and endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR) method without any complication. We present a case report that emphasizes the importance of surveillance and the role of prophylactic polypectomy in patients with PJS.


Endoscopic mucosal resection, Hamartomatous polyposis, Peutz-Jeghers syndrome, Polypectomy, Surveillance

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