A. E. JACKSON JR., M.D.; CARL PETERSON JR., M.D.
Benign neoplasms of the small intestine are not common, and hemangiomas, although frequently found elsewhere in the body, are rare in this area (1). River, Silverstein, and Tope (2), in a review of small-bowel neoplasms in 1956, found 1,399 benign tumors of this region reported to that date. Only 9.1% of these were hemangiomas, and only 5.4% represented solitary, localized lesions.
The clinical picture of intestinal hemangioma includes blood loss, which is more severe than in other benign tumors of the bowel, and obstruction of various degrees. The presenting complaints are usually those of weight loss, nausea and vomiting, vague
JACKSON AE, PETERSON C. Hemangioma of the Small Intestine Causing Protein-Losing Enteropathy. Ann Intern Med. 1967;66:1190–1196. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-66-6-1190
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1967;66(6):1190-1196.
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