Diffuse cavernous hemangioma of the rectum: MR imaging with endorectal surface coil and sphincter-saving surgery

Hirotoshi Hasegawa, Tatsuo Teramoto, Masahiko Watanabe, Yutaka Imai, Makio Muaki, Susumu Kodaira, Masaki Kitajima

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Abstract

We describe the clinical features, diagnostic procedures, and treatment of two patients with diffuse cavernous hemangioma of the rectum. Sphincter-saving operations were performed in both patients, with satisfactory results. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) with an endorectal surface coil, as well as a conventional body coil, was used to determine the extent of the hemangiomas. We recommend sphincter-saving surgery for the treatment of this benign disease that can cause life-threatening hemorrhage. MRI with an endorectal coil achieves higher-resolution images than conventional MRI.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)875-879
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of gastroenterology
Volume31
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1996 Dec 1

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Keywords

  • Diffuse cavernous hemangioma
  • Endorectal coil
  • MRI
  • Rectum
  • Sphincter-saving surgery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology

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Hasegawa, H., Teramoto, T., Watanabe, M., Imai, Y., Muaki, M., Kodaira, S., & Kitajima, M. (1996). Diffuse cavernous hemangioma of the rectum: MR imaging with endorectal surface coil and sphincter-saving surgery. Journal of gastroenterology, 31(6), 875-879. https://doi.org/10.1007/BF02358618