Endoscopy in the Peutz Jeghers syndrome
A case of Peutz Jeghers syndrome in a 26 yr old man is described. Gastric, small bowel and colonic polyps were documented by radioscopic means, and the gastric and duodenal polyps were visualized via the fiberoptic gastroduodenoscope. As illustrated in this case, endoscopy is a valuable asset to the gastroenterologist in the management of this syndrome by aiding in the localization of bleeding and in the evaluation of the presence or absence of malignancy. Although Peutz Jeghers polyps are generally benign hamartomas, there is a strong suggestion of a higher risk for malignancy in the gastroduodenal area in these patients.