Blue rubber bleb nevus syndrome: treatment of multiple gastrointestinal hemangiomas with argon plasma coagulator

Enders K W Ng, Frances K Y Cheung, Philip W Y Chiu
Digestive Endoscopy: Official Journal of the Japan Gastroenterological Endoscopy Society 2009, 21 (1): 40-2
Blue rubber bleb nevus syndrome is a rare clinical entity characterized by the formation of multiple blue or purplish rubbery cavernous hemangiomas on the skin and other epithelial surfaces. Involvement of the gastrointestinal tract is common and often presents with crippling anemia as a result of chronic occult blood loss. While surgical extirpation is an option for symptomatic hemangiomas in the intestine, endoscopic therapy is more appealing for lesions found in the stomach and colon. Here we report the successful use of argon plasma coagulation in the management of an adult with multiple hemangiomas in her colon and terminal ileum.

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