Jejunal intussusception in a 10-year-old boy with blue rubber bleb nevus syndrome

Giampiero Beluffi, Piero Romano, Chiara Matteotti, Silvio Minniti, Franco Ceffa, Patrizia Morbini

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Jejunal intussusception in a Chinese 10-year-old boy affected by the blue rubber bleb nevus syndrome is presented and discussed. The syndrome is rare, sporadically found with possible dominant inheritance, and due to a gene mutation mapped on the short arm of chromosome 9. It presents with distinctive cutaneous and gastrointestinal malformations together with possible other organ involvement. Gastrointestinal malformations tend to bleed and lead to anaemia. Infrequent complications of the gastrointestinal malformations are volvulus, intestinal infarction and intussusception. The age of the patient and the jejunal intussusception precipitated by a vascular malformation containing calcifications (which were also found in different gut segments) make this case remarkable.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)742-745
Number of pages4
JournalPediatric Radiology
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2004


  • Blue rubber bleb nevus syndrome
  • Child
  • Gastrointestinal
  • Intussusception
  • Small-bowel

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology


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