Peutz-Jeghers syndrome[pŭtz jā′gĕrz]

Type:Term

Definitions
1. generalized hamartomatous multiple polyposis of the intestinal tract, consistently involving the jejunum, associated with melanin spots of the lips, buccal mucosa, and fingers; autosomal dominant inheritance, caused by mutation in the serine/threonine kinase gene (STK11) on chromosome 19p.

Synonyms
Jeghers-Peutz syndrome , Peutz syndrome

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