Peutz-Jeghers syndrome

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Peutz-Jeghers polyp, as may be seen in Peutz-Jeghers syndrome. (WC)

Peutz-Jeghers syndrome, abbreviated PJS, is a constellation of findings inherited with an autosomal dominant pattern due to a defect in the STK11 gene.[1]



Increased risk of various neoplasms - primarily:

Reported associations:



  • Frond-like polyp with all three components of mucosa:
    1. Muscosal epithelium (melanotic mucosa, goblet cells).
    2. Lamina propria.
    3. M. mucosae.



See also


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  2. Online 'Mendelian Inheritance in Man' (OMIM) 175200
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