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Endosc Ultrasound. 2014 Jan;3(1):63-5. doi: 10.4103/2303-9027.127127.

Endoscopic ultrasound for cavernous hemangioma of rectum.

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1
Department of Gastroenterology, Jaswant Rai Specialist Hospital, Meerut, PIN - 250 001, Uttar Pradesh, India.
2
Department of Cytopathology, Jaswant Rai Specialist Hospital, Meerut, PIN - 250 001, Uttar Pradesh, India.

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.

KEYWORDS:

Cavernous hemangioma; endoscopic ultrasound; female; rectum

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