An unusual cause of lower gastrointestinal bleed: angiomyolipomas, in an unusual location of the colon
Keywords:Angiomyolipoma, Colon, HMB-45
Angiomyolipomas are benign tumors derived from mesenchymal tissue. Majority of angiomyolipomas arise in the kidney. Extra renal angiomyolipomas are extremely rare and reported in the liver, nasal cavity, vagina, spermatic cord, skin, mediastinum and GI tract. Colonic involvement is very rare. Here we report the case of a 32 year old male patient who presented in the emergency department with complaints of Bleeding per rectum due to angiomyolipoma of ascending colon. The clinical presentation, operative procedure, pathological features and literature review are presented.
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