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of 'Peutz-Jeghers syndrome: Epidemiology, clinical manifestations, and diagnosis'

Management of Peutz-Jeghers syndrome. Experience with patients from the Danish Polyposis Register.
Rebsdorf Pedersen I, Hartvigsen A, Fischer Hansen B, Toftgaard C, Konstantin-Hansen K, Büllow S
Int J Colorectal Dis. 1994;9(4):177.
Danish patients with Peutz-Jeghers syndrome are registered in the Danish Polyposis Register. We have initiated a new follow-up programme based on recent literature including our own cases. This has been adjusted to the regrowth rate of the polyps whereby patients with no symptoms and low regrowth rate are followed with few examinations. The programme includes upper and lower gastrointestinal endoscopy, small bowel enema and in cases with large or symptomatic polyps, laparotomy with intraoperative total enteroscopy with polypectomy as required. Pelvic examination, cervical smear, breast and testicular examination are carried out after the age of 30 years.
Department of Surgical Gastroenterology, Hvidovre Hospital, Copenhagen, Denmark.