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Rare disease
Bleeding small bowel cavernous haemangioma following blunt trauma to the abdomen presenting as subacute intestinal obstruction in a child
  1. Dayang Anita Abdul Aziz1,
  2. Yugasaravanan Khandasamy2,
  3. Riana Pauline Tamba2,
  4. Faizah Mohd Zaki3
  1. 1Department of Surgery, National University of Malaysia (UKM) Medical Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  2. 2Department of Surgery, National University of Malaysia (UKM) Medical Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Cheras, Malaysia
  3. 3Department of Radiology, National University of Malaysia (UKM) Medical Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Cheras, Malaysia
  1. Correspondence to Dr Dayang Anita Abdul Aziz, dayanganita{at}yahoo.co.uk

Summary

The authors report a case of a 6-year-old girl who developed subacute intestinal obstruction after a trivial blunt trauma to her abdomen. Her normal vital signs masked the presence of intestinal bleeding. An incidental finding at surgery of a haematomatous polypoid vascular growth of the ileum was subsequently confirmed to be cavernous haemangioma of the small bowel. Surgical resection was curative in this patient.

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