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Revista de Gastroenterología del Perú

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PINTO SANCHEZ, Juan Francisco; REBAZA VASQUEZ, Segundo; MUNOZ MENDOZA, Samuel  and  MACO CARDENAS, Vicente. Síndrome de Peutz-Jeghers y adenocarcinoma de colon. Rev. gastroenterol. Perú [online]. 2004, vol.24, n.4, pp.363-366. ISSN 1022-5129.

The Peutz-Jeghers syndrome is an autosomal dominant disorder characterized by the presence of hamartomatous polyps and characteristic mucocutaneous pigmentations. It is a rare syndrome and its associated to high risk for both gastrointestinal and non-gastrointestinal malignancies. The case of a patient, 32 years old, with symptoms of abdominal pain and rectal bleeding is reported. The upper gastric endoscopy and colonoscopy showed hamartomatous polyps and a tumor in the colon. Reported as a tubular polyp with severe dysplasia, the patient underwent surgical treatment. The final anatomopathologic diagnosis was colon adenocarcinoma.

Keywords : Peutz-Jeghers syndrome; colon adenocarcinoma; hamartomatous polyp.

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