Case Report 

GASTROINTESTINAL AND MESENTERIC HEMANGIOMA; A RARE CASE PRESENTATION

Nian N. Ameen a


a Department of Surgery, College of Medicine, University of Sulaimani. 


Submitted: 13/8/2017; Accepted: 8/1/2018; Published 1/8/2018
ABSTRACT


Hemangioma is a congenital hamartomatous lesion that originates from embryonic sequestrations of mesodermal tissue. Gastrointestinal hemangioma is rare, Mesenteric hemangiomas are even rarer. These types of hemangiomas are usually presented with abdominal pain, abdominal mass, or even intestinal obstruction, and rarely with lower gastrointestinal bleeding in the pediatric patients. We are presenting a child with a history of recurrent lower gastrointestinal bleeding. Explorative laparotomy and histopathological examination reveals gastrointestinal and mesenteric cavernous hemangioma.


KEYWORDS

Cavernous Hemangioma, Mesenteric Hemangioma, Gastrointestinal Hemangioma, Lower gastrointestinal bleeding (LGIB).