A case of multiple cavernous hemangioma of the small intestine and clinical review of the Japanese literature
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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 wordshemangioma Kaijser’s classification phlebolith small intestine
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