DISEASES

Disease-gene associations mined from literature

Human genes for Peutz-Jeghers syndrome

Peutz-Jeghers syndrome [DOID:3852]

A polyp is an abnormal growth of tissue projecting from a mucous membrane. If it is attached to the surface by a narrow elongated stalk, it is said to be pedunculated. If no stalk is present, it is said to be sessile. Polyps are commonly found in the colon, stomach, nose, sinus(es), urinary bladder and uterus. They may also occur elsewhere in the body where mucous membranes exist like the cervix  and small intestine.

Synonyms:  Peutz-Jeghers syndrome,  DOID:3852,  PeutzJeghers syndrome,  Peutz-Jeghers disease,  Peutz-Jeghers disorder ...