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Korean J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2000 Sep;3(2):206-211. Korean.
Published online Sep 30, 2000.
Copyright © 2000 The Korean Society of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
A Case of Colonic Angiodysplasia
Ha Na Oh, Jee Hyung Yoo, Chang Han Lee,1 and Ki Sup Chung
Department of Pediatrics, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
1Department of Pediatrics, Pundang CHA Hospital, College of Medicine, Pochon CHA University, Sungnam, Korea.

Angiodysplasia is an important vascular lesion of the gastointestinal tract , located at the site of ectasia of intestinal submucosal veins and overlying mucosal capillaries. It is a major cause of morbidity from gastrointestinal bleeding in old age, but rather rare in children. Its cause is still unknown, though is mostly considered to be acquired as a result of a degenerative process associated with aging. We experienced a case of colonic angiodysplasia in 14-year old boy, diagnosed by colonoscopy. The patient had a history of repeated hematochezia for a year. This report summarized our case and reviewed the literature.

Keywords: Angiodysplasia; Gastrointestinal bleeding