Lipohyperplasia of the ileocaecal valve as a cause of intestinal haemorrhage: an ultrasound Doppler study

Maurizio Pompili, Gian Ludovico Rapaccini, Italo De Vitis, Ma Marzano, F De Luca, Giovanni Battista Gasbarrini

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Abstract

We present a case of lipohyperplasia of the ileocaecal valve causing intermittent intestinal bleeding visualized by Doppler ultrasound of the lower abdominal quadrant as an intestinal mass with intralesional arteriovenous fistula. These findings, never described before, are suggestive of highly vascularized lesions of the ileocaecal region and their recognition may avoid the need to perform an angiographic study of the superior mesenteric artery.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)75-77
Number of pages3
JournalItalian Journal of Gastroenterology
Volume27
Publication statusPublished - 1995

Keywords

  • Aged
  • Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage
  • Humans
  • Hyperplasia
  • Ileocecal Valve
  • Male
  • Ultrasonography, Doppler

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