Revista Brasileira de Coloproctologia
versão impressa ISSN 0101-9880
BARRETO, João Batista Pinheiro; CARNEIRO NETO, Joaquim David; MOTA, Nikolay Coelho da e MELO, Syomara Pereira da Costa. Colon rectal hemangioma. Rev bras. colo-proctol. [online]. 2007, vol.27, n.2, pp. 210-213. ISSN 0101-9880. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0101-98802007000200014.
The colon and rectum hemangioma is a rare benign vascular lesion, with clinical features usually between 5 and 25 years of age. It is included in the differential diagnose of the lower digestive bleeding causes, and has been frequently misdiagnosed with other more common entities, like hemorrhoids and bowel inflammatory disease. The late diagnose occurs usually because of the rarity of the disease, with mortality rates reaching 40 to 50% in presence of severe bleeding. We report a case of a 17 years old girl who was admitted at the Coloproctology Service of the Academic Hospital - HUUFMA, in September 2005, with anemia and intermittent rectal bleeding since childhood. Laboratorial findings included laboratorial exams, GI endoscopy, colonoscopy and arteriography of mesenteric and internal iliacs arteries. Conventional rectosigmoidectomy with low colorectal anastomosis was done, with good postoperative evolution and histopathologic examination of the resected specimen.
Palavras-chave : Colorectal hemangioma; lower digestive bleeding.