Pediatric ileal intussusception due to Peutz Jeghers syndrome: a rare case report

Alessandro Pane, Luigi Mascia

Abstract


We report an unusual case of ileal intussusception in a 7-year-old girl affected by Peutz Jeghers syndrome, characterized by a very misleading clinical presentation, resembling chronic constipation. Correct diagnosis was guided through appropriate knowledge of inherited condition and cautious ultrasound monitoring. Confirmation was achieved by a timely surgical intervention and subsequent pathologic examination.

Keywords


Peutz Jeghers syndrome; familial polyposis; intussusception; small bowel occlusion; small bowel bleeding; pediatric surgery

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