Korean J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr.  2000 Sep;3(2):206-211. 10.5223/kjpgn.2000.3.2.206.

A Case of Colonic Angiodysplasia

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  • 1Department of Pediatrics, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
  • 2Department of Pediatrics, Pundang CHA Hospital, College of Medicine, Pochon CHA University, Sungnam, Korea.

Abstract

Angiodysplasia is an important vascular lesion of the gastointestinal tract , located at the site of ectasia of intestinal submucosal veins and overlying mucosal capillaries. It is a major cause of morbidity from gastrointestinal bleeding in old age, but rather rare in children. Its cause is still unknown, though is mostly considered to be acquired as a result of a degenerative process associated with aging. We experienced a case of colonic angiodysplasia in 14-year old boy, diagnosed by colonoscopy. The patient had a history of repeated hematochezia for a year. This report summarized our case and reviewed the literature.

Keyword

Angiodysplasia; Gastrointestinal bleeding
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