Imaging of a small bowel cavernous hemangioma: Report of a case with emphasis on the use of computed tomography and enteroclysis

Antonella Corsi, Anna Ingegnoli, Pietro Abelli, Flavia De Chiara, Cristina Mancini, Giulia Martina Cavestro, Libera Fanigliulo, Francesco Di Mario, Angelo Franzè, Maurizio Zompatori

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Abstract

Hemangiomas of the small bowel are rare benign tumors, that are dangerous since they may cause massive or occult gastrointestinal bleeding. We describe a case of a jejunum cavernous hemangioma detected by computed tomography (CT) and barium studies. An abdominal CT scan (with intravenous contrast agent) depicted a pronounced contrast enhanced lesion arising from the front wall of a loop of the proximal ileum. Enteroclysis revealed a small intramural nodular defect.

Original languageEnglish
JournalActa Biomedica
Volume78
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2007

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Keywords

  • Cavernous hemangioma-jejune-bleeding
  • CT-barium examination

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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Corsi, A., Ingegnoli, A., Abelli, P., De Chiara, F., Mancini, C., Cavestro, G. M., Fanigliulo, L., Di Mario, F., Franzè, A., & Zompatori, M. (2007). Imaging of a small bowel cavernous hemangioma: Report of a case with emphasis on the use of computed tomography and enteroclysis. Acta Biomedica, 78(2).