Definition: 'Peutz-Jeghers Syndrome'
Peutz-Jeghers syndromeType: Term
Pronunciation: pŭtz jā′gĕrz
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.
The information shown above for Peutz-Jeghers syndrome is provided by Stedman's.
* Stedman's, part of Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, provide a comprehensive line of health-science publications for healthcare professionals and medical students.