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Peutz-Jeghers syndrome a bibliography and dictionary for physicians, patients, and genome researchers [to Internet references] by James N. Parker

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Published by ICON Health Publications in San Diego, CA .
Written in English


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StatementJames N. Parker and Philip M. Parker, editors
SeriesA 3-in-1 medical reference, 3-in-1 medical reference
LC ClassificationsRC802 .P48 2007eb
The Physical Object
Format[electronic resource] :
Pagination1 online resource.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL27080492M
ISBN 101429496665
ISBN 109781429496667

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  Peutz-Jeghers syndrome (PJS) belongs among the most important familial hamartomatous polyposis syndromes, and is associated with significant morbidity, variable clinical course and considerable predisposition to malignancy. This editorial will attempt to give an overview of up-to-date knowledge on diagnostic and therapeutic aspects of this by:   Peutz-Jeghers syndrome is characterized by the development of noncancerous growths called hamartomatous polyps in the gastrointestinal tract (particularly the stomach and intestines) and a greatly increased risk of developing certain types of cancer.. Children with Peutz-Jeghers syndrome often develop small, dark-colored spots on the lips, around and inside the mouth, near the eyes and. Peutz Jeghers syndrome is a rare disorder that affects males and females in equal numbers and can occur in any racial or ethnic group. The birth prevalence of PJS is estimated to be between 1/50, and 1/, Limited evidence shows that the disease might be more prevalent in certain countries such as the Netherlands and China. Women are at. These images are a random sampling from a Bing search on the term "Peutz-Jeghers Syndrome." Click on the image (or right click) to open the source website in a new browser window.

50 rows    Peutz-Jeghers syndrome (PJS) is characterized primarily by an increased . Peutz-Jeghers syndrome is a genetic condition that causes non-cancerous growths to develop in the digestive system. The growths, called hamartomatous polyps, usually grow in the small intestine. They can also grow in the stomach or large intestine. Peutz-Jeghers syndrome (PJS) is a rare disorder in which growths called polyps form in the intestines. A person with PJS has a high risk of developing certain cancers. Causes. It is unknown how many people are affected by PJS. However, the National Institutes of Health estimates that it affects about 1 in 25, to , births. Peutz-Jeghers polyps can be found throughout the gastrointestinal tract and are commonly seen as part of the Peutz-Jeghers syndrome. The polyp itself is characterized by fairly normal epithelium and lamina propria lining an abnormal arborizing network of smooth muscle that represents hamartomatous overgrowth of the muscularis mucosae , (Figure ).

Epidemiology. Peutz-Jeghers syndrome has been reported to be as common as 1 in live births. Clinical presentation. Findings on clinical examination include mucocutaneous hyperpigmented macules of the nose, buccal mucosa, axilla, hands, feet and genitalia 4.A clinical diagnosis can be made following histopathological confirmation of typical Peutz-Jeghers syndrome morphology in 2 or more. Cronkhite-Canada Disease (Allergic Granulomatous Angiitis): An extremely rare gastrointestinal disorder characterized by polyps, alopecia, skin hyperpigmentation, and the loss of nails from the fingers and toes. Other clinical features include abdominal pain, cramping, and diarrhea. Very few cases have been reported and all have been sporadic in apparition. An Introduction to Peutz Jeghers Syndrome 7 How is Peutz Jeghers Syndrome treated? Abdominal pain, caused by polyps in the bowel, is the most common complaint of children and young people with PJS. If left untreated the body may try to expel the polyps. This can cause pain and the polyp may become traumatised and bleed. There may be visibleFile Size: KB. Peutz-Jeghers syndrome (PJS) is an inherited condition that puts people at an increased risk for developing hamartomatous polyps in the digestive tract as well as cancers of the breast, colon and rectum, pancreas, stomach, testicles, ovaries, lung, cervix, and other types listed below. Without appropriate medical surveillance, the lifetime risk.