Virtual Conference

Cris Leyesi Guerra Poveda

University of Panama, Panama

Title: Intestinal invagination: Major complication in Peutz-Jeghers syndrome in pediatric patients


Peutz-Jeghers Syndrome (PJS) is an autosomal dominant pathology with variable inheritance that is characterized by hyperpigmented lesions on the lips, oral mucosa, soles and palms associated with hamartomatous polyps throughout the entire gastrointestinal tract. One of the most common symptoms in PJS is intestinal intussusception and this is what our patient debuted with, a 10-year-old female with no previous history who was admitted with acute abdominal symptoms associated with phenotypic characteristics that led us to PJS.


Cris Leyesi Guerra Poveda has completed her studies as a doctor of medicine at the University of Panama, and is currently a third-year pediatric resident at the José Domingo de Obaldía Hospital in Panama.