Solitary hemangioma of the small intestine: an unusual cause of bleeding diagnosed at capsule endoscopy

J Pediatr Surg. 2005 Oct;40(10):e25-7. doi: 10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2005.06.014.


Solitary small intestine hemangiomas are rare and usually present with overt bleeding or chronic anemia. Diagnosis is usually difficult because traditional imaging techniques often lack accuracy. Capsule endoscopy is a new diagnostic tool that has showed greater sensitivity than other methods to reveal causes of bleeding in the small intestine. A case of hemangioma of the ileum in a 13-year-old boy is presented. Capsule endoscopy allowed diagnosis and planning of surgical treatment.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Endoscopes, Gastrointestinal
  • Endoscopy, Gastrointestinal*
  • Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage / etiology*
  • Hemangioma, Cavernous / complications*
  • Hemangioma, Cavernous / diagnosis*
  • Humans
  • Ileal Neoplasms / complications*
  • Ileal Neoplasms / diagnosis*
  • Male
  • Miniaturization