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Hamartomatous Polyposis Syndromes: Peutz–Jeghers Syndrome and Familial Juvenile Polyposis

  1. Ian PM Tomlinson

Published Online: 27 JAN 2006

DOI: 10.1038/npg.els.0005997

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Tomlinson, I. P. 2006. Hamartomatous Polyposis Syndromes: Peutz–Jeghers Syndrome and Familial Juvenile Polyposis. eLS. .

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  1. Cancer Research UK, London, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 27 JAN 2006

Abstract

The hamartomatous polyposes are rare syndromes but provide fascinating insights into both the different mechanisms by which cancer can develop and the precursor lesions involved.

Keywords:

  • colon;
  • rectum;
  • cancer;
  • hamartoma;
  • polyposis;
  • PJS;
  • JPS