Rare vascular malformations of the GI tract: Capillary hemangioma of the bowel and Intestinal mesentaric lymphangioma
Capillary hemangioma is a rare cause of GI bleeding in newborns. Diagnosis was made on exploratory laparotomy in this difficult case which presented with an unknown cause of GI bleeding.
In a separate case, intestinal mesentaric lymphangioma presented as abdominal distention. This is another rare vascular malformation of the GI t
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Laparotomy shows extensive capillary hemangioma confirmed by appendiceal biopsy.
Note the milky fluid contained within the lymphatic malformation.