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J Pediatr Surg. 2005 Oct;40(10):e25-7.

Solitary hemangioma of the small intestine: an unusual cause of bleeding diagnosed at capsule endoscopy.

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Vittorio Emanuele Hospital, 95100 Catania, Italy. endoscopiaove@hotmail.com

Abstract

Solitary small intestine hemangiomas are rare and usually present with overt bleeding or chronic anemia. Diagnosis is usually difficult because traditional imaging techniques often lack accuracy. Capsule endoscopy is a new diagnostic tool that has showed greater sensitivity than other methods to reveal causes of bleeding in the small intestine. A case of hemangioma of the ileum in a 13-year-old boy is presented. Capsule endoscopy allowed diagnosis and planning of surgical treatment.

PMID:
16226971
DOI:
10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2005.06.014
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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