Oct 17, 2019

Endoscopic Resection of a Pedunculated Cavernous Hemangioma of the Sigmoid Colon: A Case Report

Case Reports in Gastroenterology
Naotaka OgasawaraKunio Kasugai


Hemangiomas are common benign tumors that usually occur on the head and neck in children. However, colonic hemangiomas are rare in clinical practice. Approximately 80% of colonic hemangiomas are of the cavernous type, and morphologically, ≥80% of colonic hemangiomas are sessile and semi-pedunculated. Notably, pedunculated colonic hemangiomas are rare. A 69-year-old woman presented with hematochezia and underwent colonoscopy, which revealed a soft pedunculated submucosal tumor (SMT) measuring 1.5 cm in diameter, in the sigmoid colon. The surface of the SMT resembled the surrounding normal colonic mucosa with regard to color and appearance, with multiple red patches. Narrow-band imaging revealed a few telangiectasias on the surface of the SMT. The lesion could not be definitively diagnosed based on endoscopic findings. Therefore, for more accurate diagnosis, the SMT was removed by snare polypectomy with electrocautery after clipping the basal portion of the tumor stalk for prophylactic hemostasis. Histopathological examination of the specimen revealed a cavernous hemangioma with a negative resection margin. We report a case of a pedunculated cavernous hemangioma of the sigmoid colon removed by snare polypectomy with electrocauter...Continue Reading

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Endoscopy (Procedure)
Sigmoid Colon
Tumor Tissue Sample
Cavernous Artery
Resection of Polyp
Colon Structure (Body Structure)

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