Recurrent Lower Gastrointestinal Bleeding from Congenital Arteriovenous Malformation in the Terminal Ileum Mimicking Intestinal Varicosis: A Case Report

@inproceedings{Cheon2007RecurrentLG,
  title={Recurrent Lower Gastrointestinal Bleeding from Congenital Arteriovenous Malformation in the Terminal Ileum Mimicking Intestinal Varicosis: A Case Report},
  author={Jae Hee Cheon and Ho June Song and Joo Sung Kim and Kyu Joo Park and Woo Ho Kim and Hyun Chae Jung and In Sung Song},
  booktitle={Journal of Korean medical science},
  year={2007}
}
We report on an exceptional vascular cause of gastrointestinal hemorrhage. A 30-yr-old man was admitted because of recurrent hematochezia. Colonoscopy showed circumferential, erythematous, and nodular vascular distensions with hematocystic spots in the terminal ileum resembling varicosis and subsequent computed tomography with 3-dimensional angiographic reconstruction revealed a vascular architecture around the terminal ileum. No other potential source of bleeding was identified. The patient… CONTINUE READING