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GIT Recurrent dirrhea and abdominal pain!

A 28 year old male patient presents to you with a history of slight abdominal pain that is recurrent and associtaed with diarrhea...he has complaints of dizziness and weakness. On examination.....patient showed....pigmentation in the mucous membranes of his oral cavity ..he claims that the pigmentations has been there since a long time but that it decreased in intensity The patient is thin... no other abnormality was detected on examination... He has a history of a his brother who died at age 53 from cancer pancreas.....

1...What is your probable diagnosis?

a...Gardner's syndrome
b...Addison's disease
c...Peutz Jegher's Syndrome
d...Familial Polyposis coli
e...Cronkhite-Canada syndrome


2...What is the most common cause of mortality in patients with this disease at this age group?

3....what is the overall most common cause of death in these patients?

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i think C

but not sure about other questions 2,3
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its c...overall cause is cancer...i dont know about 2
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plz i need explanation if any one know
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Cause of death-intestinal obstruction and malignancy!

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0001290/
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Default Possible malignancy sites-multiple!

The risks associated with this syndrome include a strong tendency of developing cancer in multiple sites!

Cancer screening

Some suggestions for surveillance for cancer include the following:
  • Small intestine with small bowel radiography every 2 years,
  • Esophagogastroduodenoscopy and colonoscopy every 2 years,
  • CT scan or MRI of the pancreas yearly,
  • Ultrasound of the pelvis (women) and testes (men) yearly,
  • Mammography (women) from age 25 annually livelong, and
  • Papanicolaou (Pap) test every year
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