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Endoscopic ultrasound for cavernous hemangioma of rectum.


ABSTRACT: Lower gastrointestinal (GI) bleed due to hemangioma in rectum is an uncommon problem. A 19-year-old female patient presented with history of recurrent episodes of lower GI bleeding 1-2 times/month for last 3 years. At the time of hospitalization her vital signs were normal and rectal examination revealed frank blood. Investigations revealed a hemoglobin level of 8.9 g/dL and normal coagulation parameters. Colonoscopy showed bluish reddish elevated nodular lesions limited to distal rectum. Magnetic resonance imaging and endoscopic ultrasound showed cavernous hemangioma.

SUBMITTER: Sharma M 

PROVIDER: S-EPMC4063266 | BioStudies | 2014-01-01T00:00:00Z

REPOSITORIES: biostudies

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