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01.12.2014 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Journal of Medical Case Reports 1/2014

Jejunoduodenal intussusception caused by a solitary polyp in a woman with Peutz-Jeghers syndrome: a case report

Journal of Medical Case Reports > Ausgabe 1/2014
Ali Ozer, Pinar Sarkut, Ersin Ozturk, Tuncay Yilmazlar
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Competing interests

The authors declare that they have no competing interests.

Authors’ contributions

AO and PS analyzed and interpreted the patient data and researched the previous reports about this disease presentation. AO, PS and EO were the major contributors in writing the manuscript. EO performed the endoscopy to resolve the intussusception. TY performed an initial evaluation of the patient and was the primary surgeon in the operation. He also advised in evaluating the case characteristics and preparing the manuscript. All authors read and approved the final manuscript.



Peutz-Jeghers syndrome is a rare autosomal dominant disorder characterized by hamartomatous polyps and characteristic mucocutaneous pigmentation. The hamartomatous polyps of Peutz-Jeghers syndrome can cause intestinal occlusion, especially in the small intestine. Intussusception is seen frequently in children, but rarely in adults.

Case presentation

We present the case of a 21-year-old female patient who was admitted to our emergency service with symptoms of ileus as a result of intussusception due to duodenal polyps. Radiological and endoscopic findings determined a jejunoduedonal intussusception. After an unsuccessful endoscopic attempt, a laparotomy was performed that revealed a polypoid mass originating from the fourth part of her duodenum, with intussusception of her proximal jejunum.


Intussusception caused by Peutz-Jeghers syndrome is a rare diagnosis and is mostly jejunojejunal or jejunoileal. Despite the fact that a few duodenojejunal cases have been reported, this is to the best of our knowledge the first case of jejunoduedonal intussusception in a patient with Peutz-Jeghers syndrome to be described in the literature.

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