Which specialist consultations are indicated in the treatment of Peutz-Jeghers syndrome (PJS)?

Updated: Oct 11, 2018
  • Author: Buu Anh T To, MD; Chief Editor: Praveen K Roy, MD, AGAF  more...
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Follow-up care of patients with Peutz-Jeghers syndrome (PJS) should be supervised by a primary physician familiar with this condition. Liaison with a tertiary center or registry-based team facilitates care. Gastroenterology specialist involvement, genetic consultation and counseling, as well as urologic and gynecologic consultations, are required in the management of these patients.

Psychologist referral and psychiatric consultation should be borne in mind as patients with Peutz-Jeghers syndrome are more likely to suffer from mild depression, experience a poorer mental quality of life, and are susceptible to more limitations in daily functioning owing to emotional problems and a general health perception compared with the general population. [105, 106]


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