Congenital vascular lesions of the gastrointestinal tract: Blue rubber bleb nevus and Klippel-Trenaunay syndromes

Citation
Mr. Arguedas et al., Congenital vascular lesions of the gastrointestinal tract: Blue rubber bleb nevus and Klippel-Trenaunay syndromes, SOUTH MED J, 94(4), 2001, pp. 405-410
Citations number
32
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
General & Internal Medicine
Journal title
SOUTHERN MEDICAL JOURNAL
ISSN journal
0038-4348 → ACNP
Volume
94
Issue
4
Year of publication
2001
Pages
405 - 410
Database
ISI
SICI code
0038-4348(200104)94:4<405:CVLOTG>2.0.ZU;2-0
Abstract
We present two cases of hemangiomatosis of the gastrointestinal tract. The first case describes a 59-year-old patient with upper gastrointestinal hemo rrhage due to the blue rubber bleb nevus syndrome. The second case illustra tes a 26-year-old patient with recurrent rectal bleeding due to Klippel-Tre naunay syndrome. These two syndromes are distinct disorders characterized b y cavernous hemangiomas of the skin, soft-tissue, bones, and viscera, In ad dition, we review the available literature on the epidemiology, transmissio n, clinical features, associated conditions, diagnosis, and treatment of th ese two disorders.