J Korean Assoc Pediatr Surg.  2012 Jun;18(1):24-29. 10.13029/jkaps.2012.18.1.24.

Large Cavernous Hemangioma in the Jejunum of a 2-year-old Boy Treated by Laparoscopy-assisted Resection

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  • 1Department of Surgery, School of Medicine, Kyungpook National University, Taegu, Korea. kpnugs@yahoo.co.kr

Abstract

Although hemangiomas are common vascular tumors that can occurany where in the body, they seldom involve the gastrointestinal tract. Hemangiomas of the gastrointestinal tract in infants and children are rare benign vascular tumors that most commonly present with gastrointestinal bleeding. We describe here the case of 2-year-old boy with intestinal bleeding caused by a large jejunal cavernous hemangioma, which was treated by laparoscopy-assisted resection of the affected portion of the jejunum.

Keyword

Hemangioma; Gastrointestinal hemorrhage; Anemia; Laparoscopy

MeSH Terms

Anemia
Caves
Child
Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage
Gastrointestinal Tract
Hemangioma
Hemangioma, Cavernous
Hemorrhage
Humans
Infant
Jejunum
Laparoscopy
Preschool Child
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