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2020 Apr 14

World J Gastroenterol



Small bowel racemose hemangioma complicated with obstruction and chronic anemia: A case report and review of literature.


Fu J-X, Zou Y-N, Han Z-H, Yu H, Wang X-J
World J Gastroenterol. 2020 Apr 14; 26(14):1674-1682.
PMID: 32327915.


Gastrointestinal hemangiomas are rare benign tumors. According to the size of the affected vessels, hemangiomas are histologically classified into cavernous, capillary, or mixed-type tumors, with the cavernous type being the most common and racemose hemangiomas being very rare in the clinic. Melena of uncertain origin and anemia are the main clinical manifestations, and other presentations are rare. Due to the rarity of gastrointestinal hemangiomas and lack of specific manifestations and diagnostic methods, preoperative diagnoses are often delayed or incorrect.