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World J Gastroenterol. Nov 21, 2009; 15(43): 5397-5408
Published online Nov 21, 2009. doi: 10.3748/wjg.15.5397
Table 1 Benefits and drawbacks of endoscopic methods[39,77]
MethodIntra-operative enteroscopyDouble balloon enteroscopy
BenefitsAll polyps removed in one procedureLess invasive
Partnership with a surgeonWell tolerated
Less time-consuming for endoscopistShorter sick leave
DrawbacksNecessity of laparotomyOften more than one procedure required
Possibility of adhesions formationNot feasible in some patients (because of adhesions)
Longer convalescenceLonger procedure
Table 2 Cancer screening in PJS patients[13-17,22]
Site of possible tumourAge of screening initiationPeriodicityMethod of screening
Colon15 yr12 yr2Colonoscopy, CA 19-9
Oral parts of GIT15 yr12 yr2Gastroscopy
Small intestine15 yr12 yr2Capsule enteroscopy or MRI scan
Breast21 yrMonthlySelf-examination
6-12 moSonography or mammography, CA 125
Thyroid gland18 yr1 yrSonography, clinical examination
Pancreas18 yr1 yrSonography or CT or MRI scan
Uterus and ovaria18 yr1 yrSonography, clinical examination
Testes18 yr1 yrSonography, clinical examination
Lung18 yr5 yr?X-ray, clinical examination