A case of laparoscopic surgery for blue rubber bleb nevus syndrome

K. Okabayashi, H. Hasegawa, H. Nishibori, Y. Ishii, M. Kitajima

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Abstract

A 33-year-old woman had presented with some cutaneous and gastrointestinal hemangiomas with iron deficiency anemia three years previously and blue rubber bleb nevus syndrome was diagnosed. Although she had taken an iron supplement for three years, she hoped to discontinue it and underwent laparoscopic surgery for nine gastrointestinal hemangiomas. She was discharged on the ninth postoperative day without any complications. She has been fit without iron deficiency anemia for a year since the operation. Blue rubber bleb nevus syndrome is a rare disease accompanied with cutaneous and gastrointestinal vascular malformations and about 150 cases have been reported. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first report of blue rubber bleb nevus syndrome with small and large intestinal lesions that were treated with laparoscopic surgery.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)451-453
Number of pages3
JournalHepato-gastroenterology
Volume54
Issue number74
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Mar 1

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Keywords

  • Blue rubber bleb nevus syndrome
  • Gastrointestinal hemangioma
  • Laparoscopic surgery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hepatology
  • Gastroenterology

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Okabayashi, K., Hasegawa, H., Nishibori, H., Ishii, Y., & Kitajima, M. (2007). A case of laparoscopic surgery for blue rubber bleb nevus syndrome. Hepato-gastroenterology, 54(74), 451-453.