Peutz-Jeghers syndrome

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Peutz-Jeghers syndrome

 [pertz ya´gerz]
familial gastrointestinal polyposis, especially in the small bowel, associated with mucocutaneous pigmentation.

Peutz-Je·ghers syn·drome

(pŭtz jā'gĕrz), [MIM*175200]
generalized hamartomatous multiple polyposis of the intestinal tract, consistently involving the jejunum, associated with melanin spots of the lips, buccal mucosa, and fingers; autosomal dominant inheritance, caused by mutation in the serine/threonine kinase gene (STK11) on chromosome 19p.

Peutz-Jeghers syndrome

Surgery An AD condition characterized by brownish perioral and oral macules developed in infancy, accompanied by premalignant intestinal polyps causing abdominal cramping, intussusception, chronic bleeding, anemia due to chronic blood loss

Peutz-Jeg·hers syn·drome

(PJS) (pŭts jā'gĕrz sindrōm)
Generalized hamartomatous multiple polyposis of the intestinal tract, consistently involving the jejunum, associated with melanin spots of the lips, buccal mucosa, and fingers. Also called Jeghers-Peutz syndrome

Peutz-Jeghers syndrome

A rare AUTOSOMAL DOMINANT genetic disorder in which large numbers of small polyps grow on the lining of the intestine, and small, flat, brown spots appear on the lips and in the mouth. Unlike MULTIPLE POLYPOSIS this condition rarely progresses to cancer. Complications are uncommon. (John Law Augustine Peutz, 1886–1957, Dutch physician, and Harald Jos Jeghers, American physician, b. 1904).

Jeghers,

Harold Joseph, U.S. physician, 1904-1990.
Jeghers-Peutz syndrome - Synonym(s): Peutz-Jeghers syndrome
Peutz-Jeghers syndrome - see under Peutz

Peutz,

Johnnes Laurentius Augustinus, Dutch physician, 1886-1957.
Jeghers-Peutz syndrome - Synonym(s): Peutz-Jeghers syndrome
Peutz syndrome - Synonym(s): Peutz-Jeghers syndrome
Peutz-Jeghers syndrome - generalized hamartomatous multiple polyposis of the intestinal tract, consistently involving the jejunum, associated with melanin spots of the lips, buccal mucosa, and fingers. Synonym(s): Jeghers-Peutz syndrome; Peutz syndrome

Peutz-Jeg·hers syn·drome

(pŭts jā'gĕrz sindrōm) [MIM*175200]
Inherited intestinal polyposis syndrome in which polyps are hamartomatous and thus do not transform to malignancy. Small macular pigmentations may appear around mouth.