Colo-anal anastomosis with colonic reservoir for cavernous hemangioma of the rectum

G. Poggioli, F. Marchetti, S. Selleri, C. Fortunato, S. Laureti, G. Gozzetti

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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 languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)279-281
Number of pages3
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1993
Externally publishedYes


  • Cavernous hemangioma
  • Colo-anal anastomosis
  • Colonic reservoir

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology


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