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BMJ Case Rep. 2013 Apr 19;2013. pii: bcr2013008866. doi: 10.1136/bcr-2013-008866.

Caecal lymphangioma: a rare cause of gastrointestinal blood loss.

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  • 1Department of Gastroenterology, SGPGIMS, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India. praveer_rai@yahoo.com

Abstract

Lymphangioma is the malformation of the lymphatic system. Lymphangioma is a benign tumour and most colonic lymphangiomas do not cause symptoms and do not require treatment. Resection is required in patients with bleeding or intussusceptions. We report a case of intestinal lymphangiomatosis in a 31-year-old man who presented with recurrent melena and anaemia, which were diagnosed endoscopically and treated with surgical resection.

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