Adenocarcinoma of the rectum arising in a hamartomatous polyp in a patient with Peutz-Jeghers syndrome

Laurence J. Miller, Lloyd G. Bartholomew, Roger R. Dozois, David C. Dahlin

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Abstract

The malignant potential of the hamartomatous polyps in Peutz-Jeghers syndrome has been debated. Although this is a very rare event, these polyps can undergo carcinomatous transformation, as demonstrated by this report of a 37-year-old man with well-documented Peutz-Jeghers syndrome who developed an invasive grade 2 adenocarcinoma on the surface of a hamartomatous polyp in the rectum.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1047-1051
Number of pages5
JournalDigestive Diseases and Sciences
Volume28
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 1983

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physiology
  • Gastroenterology

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