The authors report on the clinical history of, and the therapeutic choices for, cavernous hemangioma of the rectum diagnosed in a 27-year-old male admitted for repeated episodes of rectal bleeding. The hemangioma extended to the dentate line and consequently the surgical challenge was to carry out a sphincter-saving procedure. The low resting pressure of the spincter did not rule out the use of the colo-anal anastomosis procedure, but did require the construction of a pre-anastomotic colonic reservoir. The diagnostic problems and the therapeutic choices related to the salvaging of the sphincter are discussed.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1993|
- Cavernous hemangioma
- Colo-anal anastomosis
- Colonic reservoir
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