Clinical Features and Imaging Diagnosis of Lymphangiomas, Tumors and Tumor-like Conditions of Blood Vessels of the Small Intestine Shinichi Katsuki 1 , Hiroki Chiba 1 , Hiroyuki Ohnuma 1 , Eriko Waga 1 , Naohito Ohomi 1 , Jun Araya 2 , Kazuaki Sasaki 2 , Yoshito Takada 2 , Masahiro Fujita 3 , Toshiro Sakai 4 , Rika Ohnishi 4 , Takahiro Kogawa 4 , Tomoki Fujita 4 , Tetsuji Takayama 4 , Junji Kato 4 , Yoshiro Niitsu 4 1The Center of Gastroenterology, Otaru Ekisaikai Hospital, Otaru, Japan 2Department of Surgery, Otaru Ekisaikai Hospital, Otaru, Japan 3Keiyuhkai Institute of Clinical Pathology, Sapporo, Japan 4The Fourth Department of Internal Medicine, Sapporo Medical University, Sapporo, Japan Keyword: 小腸内視鏡 , リンパ管腫 , 血管性腫瘍 pp.559-563
Published Date 2008/4/24
DOI https://doi.org/10.11477/mf.1403101330
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 Lymphangiomas of the small intestine are discovered in 0.07%of autopsies and are extremely rare. They are classified into three types: the simple lymphangioma, cavernous lymphangioma and cystic lymphangioma, and there are many cavernous lymphangiomas in the small intestine. Lymphangiomas rarely present symptoms. The color is its same as that of the slightly whitish yellow of submucosal tumors. Hemangiomas comprise around 10%of the benign tumors of the small intestine. In Japan, there is a high frequency of cavernous hemangiomas. The symptoms are bloody bowel discharge and anemia. Most of angiosarcomas in the small intestine have metastasized from other parts of the body, and primary angiosarcomas in the small intestine are rare. We can see Kaposi's sarcoma not only in AIDS patients but also in transplant patients who have taken immunity suppressants. The glomus tumor is extremely rare, and there are few case reports. It is expected that, through using the capsule endoscope and double balloon-type endoscopy, the frequency of discovery of small intestine disease will increase.

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