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Diffuse Cavernous Haemangioma of the Rectum: Case Report

 

Authors: Abdihakim M, MBChB1, Athar A. MD2, 1-Department of Surgery, AgaKhan University hospital, Nairobi, Kenya., 2-Department of Surgery,, AgaKhan Hospital, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

Correspondence: abdi.mohammed@aku.edu, Aga Khan University Hospital, P.O. Box 30270-00100 Nairobi

 

Summary

Diffuse carvenous haemangioma of the rectum, can be misdiagnosed as other common anorectal conditions due to the overlapping clinical presenta-tion and can be caused of massive lower gastrointestinal bleeding leading to significant morbidity. The classic colonoscopic and CT scan findings should be sought and early referral to centres with these investigative modalities should be considered. Treatment includes a complete resection by pull through transection and coloanal anastomosis.

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