Endoscopic Polypectomy Using Double-balloon Enteroscopy is Useful for the Treatment of Peutz-Jeghers Syndrome Even in Children

Tatsuya Mikami, Yoshihiro Sasaki, Tadashi Shimoyama, Manabu Sawaya, Norihiro Hanabata, Hiroshi Kijima, Shinsaku Fukuda

Abstract


Patients suffering Peutz-Jeghers syndrome (PJS) have had to undergo frequent laparotomies because of intestinal obstruction by small intestinal hamartomatous polyps. Double-balloon enteroscopy (DBE) is now a useful device for the treatment of small intestinal polyps in adults. Here we report a successful use of DBE in the case of small intestinal polypectomy performed on an 11-year-old child with PJS, and do not expect her to have to undergo laparotomies.




J Med Cases. 2011;2(6):265-267
doi: https://doi.org/10.4021/jmc309w


Keywords


Peutz-Jeghers syndrome; Double balloon enteroscopy; Polypectomy

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