August 1975

An Unusual Case of Peutz-Jeghers Syndrome in an Infant

Author Affiliations

From the Kauikeolani Children's Hospital, Honolulu. Dr. Morens is now with the University of Michigan, C. S. Mott Children's Hospital, Ann Arbor.

Am J Dis Child. 1975;129(8):973-976. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1975.02120450077019

• An 11-month-old girl had an unusual history of colocolonic intussusception associated with polyps that prolapsed through the rectum. Several months thereafter, characteristic brownish-black pigment spots of the lips were noted. The histologic appearance of the polyps was consistent with that of the Peutz-Jeghers syndrome. To our knowledge, this is the youngest reported case of symptomatic Peutz-Jeghers syndrome.

(Am J Dis Child 129:973-976, 1975)