Laparoscopic-assisted double-balloon enteroscopy for small-bowel polyp surveillance and treatment in patients with Peutz-Jeghers syndrome

Andrew S. Ross, Charles Dye, Vivek N. Prachand

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Abstract

Background: Surveillance and treatment of small-bowel polyps in patients with Peutz-Jeghers syndrome (PJS) can be challenging and may require intraoperative enteroscopy. While initial reports that used double-balloon enteroscopy (DBE) for the resection of small-bowel polyps in patients with PJS appear promising, complete enteroscopy when using this technique may require multiple procedures or may not be possible at all. Objective: To develop a single-procedure approach to the surveillance and the treatment of small-bowel polyps in patients with PJS. Design: Retrospective review. Setting: Single, North American tertiary-care center. Patients: Individuals with PJS and small-bowel polyps identified by other modalities. Interventions: DBE was combined with laparoscopy as a single-procedure surveillance and therapeutic strategy for small-bowel PJS polyps. Main Outcome Measurements: Completion of enteroscopy, number of polyps resected, procedure duration, complications. Results: Three patients with a history of PJS and known small-bowel polyps underwent laparoscopic-assisted DBE (LADBE). Complete enteroscopy was performed, and all polyps larger than 0.5 cm were resected endoscopically. No cases of cancer or dysplasia were noted; procedure times lasted from 1 to 4 hours. Postoperative complications included ileus in 2 patients. Limitations: Small sample size, single-center experience. Conclusions: LADBE holds promise as a new technique that can be used as both a surveillance and a therapeutic tool for small-bowel polyps in patients with PJS.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)984-988
Number of pages5
JournalGastrointestinal Endoscopy
Volume64
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2006

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Gastroenterology

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