Watermelon colon: is there an association with alcohol?


BACKGROUND Watermelon colon, or rectal vascular ectasia of the colon, is a very rare vascular lesion. CASE REPORT A 56-year-old male heavy drinker was admitted to hospital with hematochezia. Colonoscopy revealed linear, watermelon-like vascular stripes throughout the entire colon. Rectal biopsies confirmed the vascular nature of these lesions, showing… (More)


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@article{Altinta2007WatermelonCI, title={Watermelon colon: is there an association with alcohol?}, author={Engin Altintaş and O. S. Sezgin and Leyla Cinel}, journal={Medical science monitor : international medical journal of experimental and clinical research}, year={2007}, volume={13 11}, pages={CS137-140} }