Peutz-Jeghers syndrome and its complications. First case report from Malaysia with review of literature

Am J Surg. 1979 Nov;138(5):716-20. doi: 10.1016/0002-9610(79)90357-x.


We report for the first time from Malaysia a patient with Peutz-Jeghers syndrome complicated by successive intussusceptions requiring extensive small bowel resection. Our experience is compared with that of other authors by a review of the literature highlighting important points in the diagnosis and management of complications in Peutz-Jeghers syndrome.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Asian People
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Ileal Diseases / etiology
  • Ileal Diseases / surgery*
  • Intussusception / etiology
  • Intussusception / surgery*
  • Jejunal Diseases / etiology
  • Jejunal Diseases / surgery*
  • Malaysia
  • Peutz-Jeghers Syndrome / complications*
  • Peutz-Jeghers Syndrome / surgery