Diffuse cavernous rectal hemangioma--clinical appearance, diagnostic modalities and sphincter saving approach to therapy: report of 2 and a collective review of 79 cases

Acta Chir Belg. 1993 Jul-Aug;93(4):173-6.


Two cases of diffuse cavernous haemangioma of the rectum are reported and a thorough review of the world literature with a sum of 79 patients is done. We advocate low anterior resections for the treatment of this disease; sleeve resections are not necessary, since the recurrent bleeding and complication rates are not statistically different from the low anterior resections without mucosal stripping.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Child
  • Female
  • Hemangioma, Cavernous / diagnosis
  • Hemangioma, Cavernous / surgery*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Rectal Neoplasms / diagnosis
  • Rectal Neoplasms / surgery*
  • Surgical Procedures, Operative / methods