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Novel treatment (new drug/intervention; established drug/procedure in new situation)
Successful management of intussusception with total polyp clearance in Peutz-Jeghers syndrome using a combined endoscopic and surgical approach
  1. Su-San Kong1,
  2. Nur Aishah Taib1,
  3. Sanjiv Mahadeva2
  1. 1
    University of Malaya, Surgery, Lembah Pantai, Kuala Lumpur, 50603, Malaysia
  2. 2
    University of Malaya, Medicine, Lembah Pantai, Kuala Lumpur, 50603, Malaysia
  1. Sanjiv Mahadeva, sanjiv{at}


Intussusception due to small intestinal polyps in Peutz-Jeghers syndrome represents a significant clinical challenge. Neither pure surgical nor endoscopic approaches alone are effective in the long-term management of this problem. We describe a combined approach using both surgery and small bowel endoscopy in the management of this condition, which resulted in both immediate and long-term success. Although not new, we believe this approach remains relevant despite recent technological advancements in this area.

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  • Patient consent: Patient/guardian consent was obtained for publication.

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