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Year : 2010  |  Volume : 15  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 101-103

Small bowel hemangiomas: Diagnostic role of capsule endoscopy


1 Department of Pediatric Surgery, Advanced Pediatric Center, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
2 Department of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India

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K. L. N. Rao
Department of Pediatric Surgery, PGIMER, Chandigarh - 160 012
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0971-9261.71755

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Vascular anomalies involving the small bowel are an uncommon cause of gastrointestinal bleeding in childhood. We present here an 11-year-old boy who presented with severe anemia and malena. The routine investigations did not reveal any pathology. A capsule endoscopy study was performed, which clinched the diagnosis and identified two intestinal hemangiomas. The hemangiomas were resected and the child recovered.






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