Case Report
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World J Gastroenterol. Apr 14, 2020; 26(14): 1674-1682
Published online Apr 14, 2020. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v26.i14.1674
Small bowel racemose hemangioma complicated with obstruction and chronic anemia: A case report and review of literature
Ji-Xin Fu, Ya-Nan Zou, Zhi-Hao Han, Hao Yu, Xin-Jian Wang
Ji-Xin Fu, Hao Yu, Xin-Jian Wang, Department of Gastrointestinal Surgery, Weihai Central Hospital, Weihai 264200, Shandong Province, China
Ya-Nan Zou, Department of Anesthesiology, Weihai Central Hospital, Weihai 264200, Shandong Province, China
Zhi-Hao Han, Department of Radiology, Weihai Central Hospital, Weihai 264200, Shandong Province, China
Author contributions: Fu JX designed the report, reviewed the literature, and wrote the paper; Zou YN, Yu H, and Wang XJ performed the surgery; Han ZH analyzed and interpreted the imaging findings; Fu JX and Yu H collected the patient’s clinical data; Fu JX and Wang XJ analyzed the data and revised the paper; all authors have read and approved the final version of this manuscript.
Informed consent statement: Written informed consent was obtained from the patient for publication of this report and any accompanying images.
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Corresponding author: Xin-Jian Wang, MPhil, Chief Doctor, Director, Professor, Surgeon, Department of Gastrointestinal Surgery, Weihai Central Hospital, No. 3, Mishandong Road Xi, Wendeng District, Weihai 264200, Shandong Province, China.
Received: December 21, 2019
Peer-review started: November 11, 2019
First decision: January 17, 2020
Revised: March 10, 2020
Accepted: March 14, 2020
Article in press: March 14, 2020
Published online: April 14, 2020
Core Tip

Core tip: Gastrointestinal hemangiomas are rare benign tumors, and small bowel racemose hemangiomas complicated by obstructions and chronic anemia are even more rare clinically. Here, we report a 5-year-old girl who presented with abdominal pain, nausea, and vomiting for a duration of 10 h. The preoperative examination revealed an acute obstruction and anemia. A segmental resection of the ileum was performed, and the final pathology revealed a small bowel racemose hemangioma complicated by an obstruction and simultaneous chronic anemia. To improve the diagnosis and treatment of gastrointestinal hemangiomas, we present this unusual report and review some of the related literature.