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Isolated cavernous haemangioma of the stomach in a 3-year-old child: an unusual cause of upper GI bleeding.
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PMID:  23045447     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
We present a rare case of a 3-year-old child with a history of recurrent attacks of haematemesis, melena and severe anaemia. Upper gastrointestinal endoscopy revealed a vascular mass at the fundus and greater curvature of the stomach, CT revealed an ill-circumscribed mass of mixed attenuation in the left upper abdomen, which was related to the fundus and greater curvature of the stomach, extending to the spleen, greater omentum and transverse colon with a homogeneous enhancement following contrast injection suggesting the diagnosis of haemangioma. Explorative laparotomy was done and partial gastrectomy together with splenectomy and omentectomy was performed. Histological examination confirmed the diagnosis of cavernous haemangioma.
Saad Muwafaq Attash; Mohammed Sulaiman Ali; Hatim A Al-Nuaimy
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2012-10-06
Journal Detail:
Title:  BMJ case reports     Volume:  2012     ISSN:  1757-790X     ISO Abbreviation:  BMJ Case Rep     Publication Date:  2012  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-10-09     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101526291     Medline TA:  BMJ Case Rep     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  IM    
Iraqi Ministry of Health, Al-Jumhoori Teaching Hospital, Mosul, Iraq.
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