Peutz-Jeghers syndrome

Pronunciation: (putz-JAY-gerz SIN-drome)

A genetic disorder in which polyps form in the intestine and dark spots appear on the mouth and fingers. Having Peutz-Jeghers syndrome increases the risk of developing gastrointestinal and many other types of cancer. Also called PJS.

Source: NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

2004-06-23 Date last modified: 2013-08-14