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Gastroenterologia Japonica

, Volume 25, Issue 4, pp 494–498 | Cite as

A case of multiple cavernous hemangioma of the small intestine and clinical review of the Japanese literature

  • Taiji Akamatsu
  • Yoshiaki Matsuda
  • Eiji Tsugane
  • Kenji Matsuzawa
  • Osamu Hasebe
  • Seiichi Furuta
  • Tsutomu Katsuyama
  • Wataru Adachi
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Summary

We report a case of multiple cavernous hemangioma of the small intestine which was diagnosed definitively before operation. A 33-yr-old male was found to have multiple polypoid lesions in the small intestine during examination for recurrent iron deficiency anemia. Plain X-ray film of the abdomen revealed multiple calcifications in the middle to lower region, suggestive of cavernous hemangioma, which was further confirmed by angiography and scintigraphy with Tc 99m-labeled red blood cells. Endoscopy during surgery was used to determine the extent of surgical resection. Seventy-three cases of hemangioma of the small intestine were reported in Japan between 1953 and 1988 and their clinical features were reviewed.

Key words

hemangioma Kaijser’s classification phlebolith small intestine 

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© The Japanese Society of Gastroenterology 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • Taiji Akamatsu
    • 1
  • Yoshiaki Matsuda
    • 1
  • Eiji Tsugane
    • 1
  • Kenji Matsuzawa
    • 1
  • Osamu Hasebe
    • 1
  • Seiichi Furuta
    • 1
  • Tsutomu Katsuyama
    • 2
  • Wataru Adachi
    • 3
  1. 1.Second Department of Internal MedicineShinshu University School of MedicineMatsumotoJapan
  2. 2.Department of Laboratory MedicineShinshu University School of MedicineMatsumotoJapan
  3. 3.Second Department of SurgeryShinshu University School of MedicineMatsumotoJapan

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