J Korean Assoc Pediatr Surg.  2003 Dec;9(2):121-124.

Diffuse Cavernous Hemangioma of the Rectosigmoid Colon: a Case Report

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  • 1Department of Surgery, College of Medicine, the Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, Korea.

Abstract

Diffuse cavernous hemangioma of the rectosigmoid is a rare lesion usually presented in children and young adult, often with life threatening hemorrhage. The clinical diagnosis is difficult and often delayed because of lack of awareness of the clinical features. We report a case of diffuse cavernous hemangioma of the rectosigmoid in a 12-year-old boy who had undergone suture ligation under the impression of hemorrhoid at his age 3. Sphincter-saving coloanal pull through procedure were applied as the surgical treatment. Sclerotherapy was needed with recurrent rectal bleeding 6 months after the pull through operation. The patient is well at 12 months follow-up.

Keyword

Hemangioma; Cavernous; Colon; Rectum; Operation

MeSH Terms

Child
Colon*
Diagnosis
Follow-Up Studies
Hemangioma
Hemangioma, Cavernous*
Hemorrhage
Hemorrhoids
Humans
Ligation
Male
Rectum
Sclerotherapy
Sutures
Young Adult
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