Curr Opin Gastroenterol 2021 May;37(3):245-254
2nd Department of Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology, Charles University, Faculty of Medicine in Hradec Kralove and University Hospital, Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic.
Purpose Of Review: Peutz-Jeghers syndrome is a rare, autosomal dominant, hereditary polyposis syndrome defined by gastrointestinal hamartomas and mucocutaneous pigmentations, caused by a germline mutation in the serine/ threonine kinase 11 or liver kinase B1 (STK11/LKB1) genes. Hamartomatous polyps located throughout the gastrointestinal tract can be complicated by bleeding and small bowel intussusception, potentially leading to the need for emergency surgery. Individuals suffering from Peutz-Jeghers syndrome have an increased lifetime risk of various forms of cancer (gastrointestinal, pancreatic, lung, breast, uterine, ovarian and testicular). Read More