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Blue rubber bleb naevus syndrome: a rare cause of gastrointestinal bleeding in an African child.
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PMID:  20859034     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Blue rubber bleb naevus syndrome (BRBNS) is characterised by vascular malformations of the skin and gastrointestinal tract. We present the rare case of BRBNS in an African child. She presented with large-volume gastrointestinal bleeding and was managed by on-table colonoscopic identification and surgical excision, of all her enteric, vascular malformations.
C Walter; T Mbebe; E Caragounis; I Thirsk
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  African journal of paediatric surgery : AJPS     Volume:  7     ISSN:  0974-5998     ISO Abbreviation:  Afr J Paediatr Surg     Publication Date:    2010 Sep-Dec
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-09-22     Completed Date:  2010-10-26     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101255062     Medline TA:  Afr J Paediatr Surg     Country:  Nigeria    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  206-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Surgery, Ngwelezane Hospital, PO Box X20021, Empangeni, KwaZulu Natal, 3880, South Africa.
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MeSH Terms
Blister / etiology
Blood Transfusion
Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage / complications,  etiology,  surgery*
Hemangioma / complications,  surgery
Intestines / blood supply*,  surgery
Nevus, Blue / complications,  pathology*
Skin Neoplasms / complications,  pathology*
Vascular Malformations / diagnosis*,  therapy
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