Diffuse cavernous rectal hemangioma--sphincter-sparing approach to therapy. Report of a case

Dis Colon Rectum. 1989 Apr;32(4):344-7. doi: 10.1007/BF02553492.


Diffuse cavernous rectal hemangioma is described through a case history. Presentation, diagnostic work up, pathophysiology, and therapy for this condition are reviewed. Emphasis is placed on rectal sparing surgical techniques in the management of this disease process that affects young, otherwise healthy individuals.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Anal Canal / surgery
  • Colon / surgery
  • Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage / surgery*
  • Hemangioma, Cavernous / complications
  • Hemangioma, Cavernous / surgery*
  • Humans
  • Intestinal Mucosa / surgery
  • Male
  • Methods
  • Rectal Neoplasms / complications
  • Rectal Neoplasms / surgery*