Esophageal Hemangioma: A Rare Cause of Chronic Gastrointestinal Blood Loss

S D Med. 2022 Dec;75(12):558-560.


Esophageal hemangioma (EH) is a rare, benign tumor that is most often asymptomatic but may present insidiously with dysphagia and blood loss anemia. We report a case of a 70-year-old male with symptomatic anemia who underwent a full gastrointestinal evaluation and was found to have an EH. We review the classification of benign esophageal neoplasms and discuss the characteristics, imaging, interventions, and surveillance specific to EH.

Publication types

  • Review
  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Anemia* / etiology
  • Esophageal Neoplasms* / complications
  • Esophageal Neoplasms* / diagnosis
  • Esophageal Neoplasms* / pathology
  • Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage / etiology
  • Hemangioma* / diagnosis
  • Hemangioma* / diagnostic imaging
  • Humans
  • Male