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2022 Mar 10

BJR Case Rep



Unusual case of small bowel intussusception in adult revealing a Peutz-Jeghers syndrome.


Bellamlih H, El Farouki A, Oulahyane R, Moatassim Billah N, Nassar I
BJR Case Rep. 2022 Mar 10; 8(2):20210082.
PMID: 36177262.


Peutz-Jeghers syndrome is a rare genetic disorder characterized by hyperpigmented mucocutaneous macules, hamartomatous polyps of the small intestine, and family history. These hamartomatous polyps can cause intermittent abdominal pain, chronic anemia, or even intussusception. Imaging has an important role in the diagnosis of this syndrome but also in the identification of complications and periodic surveillance. Here, we present a demonstrative case of a Peutz-Jeghers syndrome associated with intussusception in a 16-year-old patient.