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


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.

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Fig. 1
Abdominopelvic CT scan with contrast medium, showing circumferential thickening of the small bowel with central enhancement in the pelvic cavity.
Fig. 2
Surgical specimen, showing a 10 × 4 cm circumferential blood-filled reddish mass involving the serosal surface of the jejunum.
Fig. 3
Microscopic examination of the hemangioma, showing large, dilated, blood-filled vessels lined by flattened endothelium and focal thickening of the vascular walls by adventitial fibrosis (H & E, × 20 original magnification).


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