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CASE REPORT
Year : 2012  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 74-76

Diagnostic significance of Peutz-Jeghers syndrome: A case report with oral physician's perspective


1 Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, J. K. K Nattaraja Dental College, Komarapalayam, Namakkal District, Tamil Nadu, India
2 Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Narayana Dental College and Hospital, Chinthareddypalem, Nellore, Andhra Pradesh, India
3 Department of Periodontics, J. K. K Nattaraja Dental College, Komarapalayam, Namakkal District, Tamil Nadu, India

Correspondence Address:
Divya Ananda
Reader, Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, J. K. K Nattaraja Dental College, Komarapalayam, Namakkal District, Tamil Nadu
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DOI: 10.4103/2278-0513.99567

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Peutz-Jeghers syndrome is a genetic disorder characterized by intestinal polyposis and pigmentation of skin and mucous membrane. Gastrointestinal polyps are considered as premalignant and also the occurrence of rare malignancies at nongastrointestinal sites is high in these patients. This article demonstrates the importance of oral physician in the diagnosis of this inherited syndrome, thereby minimizing the morbidity in a young male patient who presented with multifocal pigmentation.


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