Neoplastic transformation arising in Peutz-Jeghers polyposis.

  title={Neoplastic transformation arising in Peutz-Jeghers polyposis.},
  author={Kazuoki Hizawa and Mitsuo Iida and Takayuki Matsumoto and N. Kohrogi and Takashi Yao and Masatoshi Fujishima},
  journal={Diseases of the colon and rectum},
  volume={36 10},
PURPOSE AND METHODS To clarify the potential for malignancy of Peutz-Jeghers polyposis, we investigated 75 gastrointestinal polyps resected surgically or endoscopically from seven patients with this syndrome. RESULTS There were 19 polyps in the stomach, 18 in the duodenum, 22 in the small intestine, and 16 in the large intestine, and these were histologically composed of 1 pyogenic granuloma, 1 cancer in adenoma, 2 adenomas, and 71 Peutz-Jeghers polyps. Nine of these Peutz-Jeghers polyps were… CONTINUE READING