Journal of Gastroenterology

, Volume 40, Issue 2, pp 200–203 | Cite as

Ileal angiomyolipoma as an unusual cause of small-intestinal intussusception

  • Chin-Yew Lin
  • Huang-Yang Chen
  • Shyh-Chuan Jwo
  • Siu-Cheung Chan
Case report

Abstract

Angiomyolipomas are benign mesenchymal tumors, but those that arise from the small intestine are exceedingly rare. We report on a 48-year-old woman who had an ileal angiomyolipoma, who presented clinically with vague abdominal pain and bloody stool. Small-bowel intussusception was shown on an abdominal computed tomography (CT) scan. We discuss the clinical manifestations and clinicopathological and immunohistochemical findings of this benign tumor which appeared in this rare location.

Key words

ileum angiomyolipoma intussusception 

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© Springer-Verlag Tokyo 2005

Authors and Affiliations

  • Chin-Yew Lin
    • 1
  • Huang-Yang Chen
    • 2
  • Shyh-Chuan Jwo
    • 2
  • Siu-Cheung Chan
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of PathologyChang Gung Memorial HospitalKeelungTaiwan
  2. 2.Department of General SurgeryChang Gung Memorial HospitalKeelungTaiwan
  3. 3.Department of Diagnostic RadiologyChang Gung Memorial HospitalKeelung CityTaiwan, R.O.C.

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