Intestinal cavernous hemangioma as a cause of anemic syndrome and gastrointestinal bleeding


  • Juan Pedro Silva Martínez Department of General Surgery, Centro Médico Nacional del Noreste, Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social, Monterrey, Nuevo León, México
  • Samantha Jazmín de la Cruz-Hernández Department of General Surgery, Centro Médico Nacional del Noreste, Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social, Monterrey, Nuevo León, México
  • Luis Francisco Sanchez Lara Department of General Surgery, Hospital Regional ISSSTE, Monterrey, Nuevo León, México



Intestinal hemangioma, Anemic syndrome, Surgery


There are multiple causes of non-variceal gastrointestinal bleeding, some more commonly diagnosed than others. Therefore, the finding of a cavernous hemangioma in the jejunum should make us consider patients who present with anemic syndrome due to occult gastrointestinal bleeding, once the more common pathologies have been ruled out, this after extensive studies, including upper endoscopy, colonoscopy, imaging studies and some cases endoscopic capsule. It is described that cavernous hemangiomas account for 0.05% of gastrointestinal neoplasms and up to 7-10% of benign tumors of the small intestine. They can also be found in up to 7.7% of patients with gastrointestinal bleeding.


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