Skip to main content

Advertisement

Log in

Pediatric gastrointestinal vascular anomalies: imaging and therapeutic issues

  • Pictorial Essay
  • Published:
Pediatric Radiology Aims and scope Submit manuscript

Abstract

Vascular anomalies are an uncommon cause of gastrointestinal bleeding. Imaging plays an important role in the diagnosis and therapy of these anomalies. Accurate diagnosis, classification and awareness of associated syndromes are mandatory for applying the appropriate management. In this pictorial essay we review the classification, imaging characteristics and treatment of gastrointestinal vascular anomalies.

This is a preview of subscription content, log in via an institution to check access.

Access this article

Price excludes VAT (USA)
Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout.

Instant access to the full article PDF.

Fig. 1
Fig. 2
Fig. 3
Fig. 4
Fig. 5
Fig. 6
Fig. 7
Fig. 8
Fig. 9
Fig. 10
Fig. 11

Similar content being viewed by others

References

  1. Mulliken JB, Glowacki J (1982) Hemangiomas and vascular malformations in infants and children: a classification based on endothelial characteristics. Plast Reconstr Surg 69:412–422

    Article  PubMed  CAS  Google Scholar 

  2. Fishman SJ, Mulliken JB (1993) Hemangiomas and vascular malformations of infancy and childhood. Pediatr Clin North Am 40:1177–1200

    PubMed  CAS  Google Scholar 

  3. Barlow CF, Priebe CJ, Mulliken JB (1998) Spastic diplegia as a complication of interferon alfa-2a treatment of hemangiomas of infancy. J Pediatr 132:527–530

    Article  PubMed  CAS  Google Scholar 

  4. Dubois J, Hershon L, Carmant L et al (1999) Toxicity profile of interferon alfa-2b in children: a prospective evaluation. J Pediatr 135:782–785

    Article  PubMed  CAS  Google Scholar 

  5. Elizondo BJ, Andersen JM (1999) World-wide website as a clinical research tool to study a rare disease: blue rubber bleb nevus syndrome (abstract). Gastroenterology 116:A56

    Google Scholar 

  6. Fishman SJ, Smithers J, Folkman J et al (2005) Blue rubber bleb nevus syndrome; surgical eradication of gastrointestinal bleeding. Ann Surg 241:523–528

    Article  PubMed  Google Scholar 

  7. Farajzadeh S, Zahedi MJ, Moghaddam SD (2006) A new gastrointestinal finding in proteus syndrome: report of a case of multiple colonic hemangiomas. Int J Dermatol 45:135–138

    Article  PubMed  Google Scholar 

  8. Levy AD, Abbott RM, Rohrmann CA Jr et al (2001) Gastrointestinal hemangiomas: imaging findings with pathologic correlation in pediatric and adult patients. AJR 177:1073–1081

    PubMed  CAS  Google Scholar 

  9. Fremont B, Yazbeck S, Dubois J et al (1997) Intestinal vascular anomalies in children. J Pediatr Surg 32:873–877

    Article  Google Scholar 

  10. Kuo WT, Lee DE, Saad WE et al (2003) Superselective microcoil embolization for the treatment of lower gastrointestinal hemorrhage. J Vasc Interv Radiol 14:1503–1509

    PubMed  Google Scholar 

  11. Guilhon de Araujo Sant’Anna AM, Dubois J, Miron MC et al (2005) Wireless capsule endoscopy for obscure small-bowel disorders: final results of the first pediatric controlled trial. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol 3:264–270

    Article  PubMed  Google Scholar 

  12. Jones BH, Fleisher DE, Sharma VK et al (2005) Yield of repeat wireless video capsule endoscopy in patients with obscure gastrointestinal bleeding. Am J Gastroenterol 100:1058–1064

    Article  PubMed  Google Scholar 

  13. Thomson M, Fritscher-Ravens A, Mylonaki M et al (2007) Wireless capsule endoscopy in children: a study to assess diagnostic yield in small bowel disease in paediatric patients. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr 44:192–197

    Article  PubMed  Google Scholar 

  14. Crawford ES, Roehm JO Jr, McGavran MH (1980) Jejunoileal arteriovenous malformation: localization for resection by segmental bowel staining techniques. Ann Surg 191:404–409

    Article  PubMed  CAS  Google Scholar 

Download references

Author information

Authors and Affiliations

Authors

Corresponding author

Correspondence to Josée Dubois.

Rights and permissions

Reprints and permissions

About this article

Cite this article

Dubois, J., Rypens, F., Garel, L. et al. Pediatric gastrointestinal vascular anomalies: imaging and therapeutic issues. Pediatr Radiol 37, 566–574 (2007). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00247-007-0448-7

Download citation

  • Received:

  • Revised:

  • Accepted:

  • Published:

  • Issue Date:

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s00247-007-0448-7

Keywords

Navigation