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Blue rubber bleb nevus syndrome coexisted with intestinal intussusception: a case report

Yuanjie Wang, Xiaojun Zhao, Xiaolan You


Blue Rubber Bleb Nevus Syndrome (BRBNS) is an uncommon congenital disorder characterized by sporadic venous malformation which mainly occurs in skin and alimentary canal. Here, we report a BRBNS patient with concomitant intestinal intussusception who diagnosed by intraoperative endoscopy and ultimately managed using surgical resection. A 19-year-old boy was referred to urgent surgery for acute melena and stomachache. He had used to be a long-term iron user for undiagnosed chronic anemia and papules. Abdominal CT on  admission demonstrated the presence of intestinal intussusception. The following exploratory laparotomy and intraoperative endoscopy revealed multiple gastrointestinal hemangiomas. The postoperative course was uneventful and pathological examination certified multiple cavernous hemangiomas in the resected  gastrointestines.

Key words: Blue rubber bleb nevus syndrome, gastrointestinal bleeding, jejunojejunal intussusception, intraoperative endoscopy, papule
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