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Arch Dis Child. 1980 November; 55(11): 866–869.
PMCID: PMC1626981

Peutz-Jeghers syndrome

Abstract

We report 3 cases of the Peutz-Jeghers syndrome presenting in early childhood, and consider the need for surgical intervention.

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