Pediatric Radiology

, Volume 14, Issue 1, pp 62–64 | Cite as

Ultrasound contribution to diagnosis of Peutz-Jeghers syndrome

  • J. K. Walecki
  • E. D. Hales
  • E. B. Chung
  • H. D. Laster
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The ultrasonographic finding of small bowel polyps is reported in a 16-year-old girl, referred for evaluation of abdominal pain. The sonographic study was of particular value in also excluding pregnancy and in documenting small bowel obstruction. We have found that distended small bowel and its contents are accessible to sonographic evaluation, in this case, the constellation of clinical and sonographic findings were of considerable value in diagnosing Peutz-Jeghers syndrome.

Key words

Ultrasound Peutz-Jeghers Intussus-ception Polyps 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. K. Walecki
    • 1
  • E. D. Hales
    • 1
  • E. B. Chung
    • 2
  • H. D. Laster
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of RadiologyHoward University HospitalWashington, D.C.USA
  2. 2.Department of PathologyHoward University HospitalWashington, D.C.USA
  3. 3.Department of SurgeryHoward University HospitalWashington, D.C.USA

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