Congenital Vascular Lesions of the Gastrointestinal Tract: Blue Rubber Bleb Nevus and Klippel-Trenaunay Syndromes

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  • We present two cases of hemangiomatosis of the gastrointestinal tract. The first case describes a 59-year-old patient with upper gastrointestinal hemorrhage due to the blue rubber bleb nevus syndrome. The second case illustrates a 26-year-old patient with recurrent rectal bleeding due to Klippel-Trenaunay syndrome. These two syndromes are distinct disorders characterized by cavernous hemangiomas of the skin, soft-tissue, bones, and viscera. In addition, we review the available literature on the epidemiology, transmission, clinical features, associated conditions, diagnosis, and treatment of these two disorders.
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  • Arguedas MR; Shore G; Mel Wilcox C
  • Start Page

  • 405
  • End Page

  • 410
  • Volume

  • 94
  • Issue

  • 4