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Small bowel haemangioma with local lymph node involvement presenting as intussusception
  1. D R Morgan1,
  2. K Mylankal2,
  3. N El Barghouti2,
  4. M F Dixon3
  1. 1Department of Histopathology, Scarborough Hospital, Woodlands Drive, Scarborough, North Yorkshire YO12 6QL, UK
  2. 2Department of Surgery, Scarborough Hospital
  3. 3Academic Unit of Pathology, University of Leeds, Leeds LS2 9JT, UK
  1. Dr Morgan email: morganr{at}


Gastrointestinal haemangiomas make up 0.05% of all intestinal neoplasms. They are sometimes multiple and usually present with pain, bleeding, and obstruction. An associated haemangiomatous change in regional lymph nodes has not been reported previously. A woman of 21 years presented with abdominal pain and vomiting. Abdominal ultrasound and computed tomography scan showed a lower abdominal mass. Laparotomy revealed a small bowel tumour causing an intussusception together with enlarged mesenteric lymph nodes. Pathological examination revealed a small bowel haemangioma with mesenteric node involvement. The pathogenesis of haemangiomatous involvement of lymph nodes is discussed. Hamartomatous change is the likely cause in this patient.

  • haemangioma
  • lymph node
  • intussusception
  • small bowel

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