What are the recommendations for pancreatic cancer screening in patients with 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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The Cancer of the Pancreas Screening (CAPS) Consortium summit addressed pancreatic cancer screening recommendations in at-risk populations, including persons with Peutz-Jeghers syndrome. [114] It recommended periodic screening of all individuals with Peutz-Jeghers syndrome from age 50 years onward. Suitable modalities for initial screening included endoscopic ultrasonography, MRI/magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography (MRCP), computed tomography scanning, abdominal ultrasonography, and endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP). [114] The ideal frequency for surveillance, however, was not defined.


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