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Cent Afr J Med. 1999 Jul;45(7):182-4.

Sporadic Peutz-Jeghers syndrome in a Nigerian.

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Department of Surgery, Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital, Onitsha, Nigeria. anyanwu@infoweb.abs.net

Abstract

Peutz-Jeghers syndrome is a rare condition of muco-cutaneous pigmentation and polyposis of the gut. Reports of its occurrence from the Black world have been infrequent. A case is presented of an 18 year old Nigerian girl with pigmentation of the inner lips and soles of both feet, and recurrent attacks of abdominal pain necessitating two surgical procedures for intestinal obstruction with removal, in both cases, of polyps. Problems of complications and therapeutic modalities are discussed.

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