Scientific publications

Peutz-Jeghers syndrome and duodeno-jejunal adenocarcinoma-therapeutic implications

Dec 1, 2009 | Magazine: Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas

Cienfuegos JA, Baixauli J, Zozaya G, Bueno A, Arredondo J, Regueira FM, Angós R, Hernández-Lizoáin JL, Idoate MA.

The h syndrome (PJS) is an autosomal dominant hamartomatous poliposis describred in 1921. Hemminki in 1997 described the presence of LKB-1 mutation tumor-suppressor gen.The patients with PJS develop a higher cumulative incidence of gastrointestinal, pancreas and extraintestinal tumors, being occasion of a renew interest on hamartomatous polyposis syndromes regarding the clinical care, cancer surveillance treatment and long term follow-up.

We report the case of a 38 years old male, diagnosed of PJS who developed a multiple adenocarcinoma in duodenum and yeyunum. Surgically treated and with a long-term free disease survival of 11 years represents the sixth case reported in the spanish literature of PJS associated with a gastrointestinal tumor.

A critical review, molecular alterations and the established criteria of tumor screening and surveillance are reviewed.

CITATION  Rev Esp Enferm Dig. 2009 Dec;101(12):875-9