Annals of African Medicine

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2021  |  Volume : 20  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 307--309

Solitary peutz–jeghers type hamartoma in a Nigerian: A case report of a rare finding and review of literature


Aderemi O Oluyemi1, Emuobor A Odeghe2, Nicholas A Awolola3 
1 ReMay Consultancy and Medical Services, Ikeja, Lagos State, Nigeria
2 Department of Medicine, College of Medicine, University of Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria
3 Department of Anatomic and Molecular Pathology, Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Lagos, Nigeria

Correspondence Address:
Aderemi O Oluyemi
ReMay Consultancy and Medical Services, Ikeja, Lagos State
Nigeria

Background: We report a case of solitary Peutz–Jeghers (P-J) type hamartomatous polyp in the sigmoid colon of an asymptomatic Nigerian without other diagnostic criteria for full-blown P-J syndrome. Case Report: During colonoscopy for a 58-year-old man, a solitary, pedunculated polyp was seen in the sigmoid colon. Histopathological examination of the endoscopically resected mass revealed the classical features of P-J type hamartoma. A search for lentigines on the skin or mucous buccal membranes was negative. There is no family history of such findings. Conclusion: The case here presented is truly rare as a review of the scientific literature appears, to the best of our knowledge, not to contain such a unique presentation from our locality nor indeed from among Black Africans. We conducted a review of the literature and wished to highlight the evolving concept that solitary P-J polyps be considered a distinct disease entity when it appears in the absence of other features of the syndrome complex.


How to cite this article:
Oluyemi AO, Odeghe EA, Awolola NA. Solitary peutz–jeghers type hamartoma in a Nigerian: A case report of a rare finding and review of literature.Ann Afr Med 2021;20:307-309


How to cite this URL:
Oluyemi AO, Odeghe EA, Awolola NA. Solitary peutz–jeghers type hamartoma in a Nigerian: A case report of a rare finding and review of literature. Ann Afr Med [serial online] 2021 [cited 2022 May 26 ];20:307-309
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