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Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology
Volume 2, Issue 3, Pages 117-118
Brief Communication

Peutz-Jeghers Syndrome without Polyposis

Anthony G. Catto-Smith, Mark K. Patrick, and D. Grant Gall

Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition, Department of Pediatrics, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Received 16 May 1988; Accepted 27 July 1988

Copyright © 1988 Hindawi Publishing Corporation. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Peutz-Jeghers syndrome is generally considered a condition in which familial gastrointestinal polyposis is associated with a characteristic pigmentation of the skin and mucous membranes Two members of a family in which the characteristic pigmentation was present in the absence of gastrointestinal polyposis arc reported. These patients highlight the importance of defining the intestinal lesion associated with this syndrome.