Korean J Gastrointest Endosc.  1997 Dec;17(6):835-840.

A Case of Rendu-Osler-Weber Disease: Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia

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  • 1Department of Internal Medicine, Sung Kyun Kwan University College of Medicine, Samsung Medical Center, Seoul, Korea.
  • 2Department of Radiology, Sung Kyun Kwan University College of Medicine, Samsung Medical Center, Seoul, Korea.

Abstract

Hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia, also knawn as Rendu-Osler-Weber disease, is a rare autosomal dominant condition characterized by telangiectases, arteriovenous fistulas, and aneurysms involving the skin and mucosa, as well as blood vessels of the lung, liver, and central nervous system. The most common clinical manifestations are epistaxis and gastrointestinal bleeding. Arteriovenous shunting leads to hepatic congestion, and congestive heart failure may occur. We report a casie of Rendu-Osler-Weber disease which revealed typical clinical symptoms and radiologic findings with a review of relevant literatures.

Keyword

Rendu-Osler-Weber disease; Hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia
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