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Minerva Chirurgica 2000 January-February;55(1-2):59-64

language: Italian

Ileal intussusceptions due to Peutz-Jeghers syndrome

Mirone I., Consoli A., Bonaccorso R., Cimbali P., Lizzio A., Cavallaro A.


The Peutz-Jeghers syndrome is considered a familial polyposis syndrome. The polyps are of hamartomatous type. The symptomatology is due to the more voluminous polyps which can necrose, ulcerate, bleed and cause intussusception and intestinal obstruction. A case of ileum-ileal intussusception due to Peutz-Jeghers syndrome is reported. The utility of a genealogic research is underlined and the recent results of the genetic research are evaluated. The surgical therapy of Peutz-Jeghers syndrome can have many aims: 1) to remove all big polyps, 2) to avoid the danger of canceration, 3) to prevent the hemorrhagic or occlusive risks and complications.

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