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A rare cause of recurrent gastrointestinal bleeding: mesenteric hemangioma.

Kazimi M, Ulas M, Ibis C, Unver M, Ozsan N, Yilmaz F, Ersoz G, Zeytunlu M, Kilic M, Coker A - World J Emerg Surg (2009)

Bottom Line: Lower gastrointestinal hemorrhage accounts for approximately 20% of gastrointestinal hemorrhage.Hemangiomas of gastrointestinal tract are rare.After partial resection of small bowel segment, the histopathologic examination revealed a cavernous hemagioma of mesenteric origin.Although rare, gastrointestinal hemangioma should be thought in differential diagnosis as a cause of recurrent lower gastrointestinal bleeding.

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Affiliation: Ege University Medical Faculty Department of General Surgery, Organ Transplantation and Research Center, Izmir, Turkey. kmrjalal@gmail.com.

ABSTRACT
Lower gastrointestinal hemorrhage accounts for approximately 20% of gastrointestinal hemorrhage. The most common causes of lower gastrointestinal hemorrhage in adults are diverticular disease, inflammatory bowel disease, benign anorectal diseases, intestinal neoplasias, coagulopathies and arterio-venous malformations. Hemangiomas of gastrointestinal tract are rare. Mesenteric hemangiomas are also extremely rare.We present a 25-year-old female who was admitted to the emergency room with recurrent lower gastrointestinal bleeding. An intraluminal bleeding mass inside the small intestinal segment was detected during explorative laparotomy as the cause of the recurrent lower gastrointestinal bleeding. After partial resection of small bowel segment, the histopathologic examination revealed a cavernous hemagioma of mesenteric origin.Although rare, gastrointestinal hemangioma should be thought in differential diagnosis as a cause of recurrent lower gastrointestinal bleeding.

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Immunohistochemical CD31 staining of endothelial cells flooring dilated vessel (2, ×10).
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Figure 3: Immunohistochemical CD31 staining of endothelial cells flooring dilated vessel (2, ×10).

Mentions: Histopathologic examination of the resected specimen revealed a cavernous hemagioma of mesenteric origin (Figures 2, 3).


A rare cause of recurrent gastrointestinal bleeding: mesenteric hemangioma.

Kazimi M, Ulas M, Ibis C, Unver M, Ozsan N, Yilmaz F, Ersoz G, Zeytunlu M, Kilic M, Coker A - World J Emerg Surg (2009)

Immunohistochemical CD31 staining of endothelial cells flooring dilated vessel (2, ×10).
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Figure 3: Immunohistochemical CD31 staining of endothelial cells flooring dilated vessel (2, ×10).
Mentions: Histopathologic examination of the resected specimen revealed a cavernous hemagioma of mesenteric origin (Figures 2, 3).

Bottom Line: Lower gastrointestinal hemorrhage accounts for approximately 20% of gastrointestinal hemorrhage.Hemangiomas of gastrointestinal tract are rare.After partial resection of small bowel segment, the histopathologic examination revealed a cavernous hemagioma of mesenteric origin.Although rare, gastrointestinal hemangioma should be thought in differential diagnosis as a cause of recurrent lower gastrointestinal bleeding.

View Article: PubMed Central - HTML - PubMed

Affiliation: Ege University Medical Faculty Department of General Surgery, Organ Transplantation and Research Center, Izmir, Turkey. kmrjalal@gmail.com.

ABSTRACT
Lower gastrointestinal hemorrhage accounts for approximately 20% of gastrointestinal hemorrhage. The most common causes of lower gastrointestinal hemorrhage in adults are diverticular disease, inflammatory bowel disease, benign anorectal diseases, intestinal neoplasias, coagulopathies and arterio-venous malformations. Hemangiomas of gastrointestinal tract are rare. Mesenteric hemangiomas are also extremely rare.We present a 25-year-old female who was admitted to the emergency room with recurrent lower gastrointestinal bleeding. An intraluminal bleeding mass inside the small intestinal segment was detected during explorative laparotomy as the cause of the recurrent lower gastrointestinal bleeding. After partial resection of small bowel segment, the histopathologic examination revealed a cavernous hemagioma of mesenteric origin.Although rare, gastrointestinal hemangioma should be thought in differential diagnosis as a cause of recurrent lower gastrointestinal bleeding.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus