The value of double balloon enteroscopy in diagnosing blue rubber bleb naevus syndrome: a case report.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/93828
Title:
The value of double balloon enteroscopy in diagnosing blue rubber bleb naevus syndrome: a case report.
Authors:
O'Kelly, Fardod; Lim, Kheng Tian; Ravi, Narayanasamy; Mahmud, Nasir; Reynolds, John V
Affiliation:
Department of Clinical Surgery, Trinity Centre, St James's Hospital, Dublin 8, Ireland.
Citation:
The value of double balloon enteroscopy in diagnosing blue rubber bleb naevus syndrome: a case report. 2010, 3:29 Cases J
Journal:
Cases journal
Issue Date:
2010
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/93828
DOI:
10.1186/1757-1626-3-29
PubMed ID:
20157438
Abstract:
Blue rubber bleb naevus syndrome is a rare vascular disorder associated with multiple gastrointestinal haemangiomas that have the potential for life-threatening haemorrhage. These may be difficult to diagnose, and have classically been described using computed tomographic studies and/or mesenteric angiography. Resected surgical specimens of these lesions, especially in the small bowel, have often been extensive and poorly localized. The recent advent and progressive development of double balloon enteroscopy has allowed the direct visualization and marking of these enteric lesions and serves as a valuable adjunct not only in diagnosis but also planning prior to surgery to allow accurate estimate of the extent of resection.
Language:
en
ISSN:
1757-1626

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorO'Kelly, Fardoden
dc.contributor.authorLim, Kheng Tianen
dc.contributor.authorRavi, Narayanasamyen
dc.contributor.authorMahmud, Nasiren
dc.contributor.authorReynolds, John Ven
dc.date.accessioned2010-03-08T13:12:24Z-
dc.date.available2010-03-08T13:12:24Z-
dc.date.issued2010-
dc.identifier.citationThe value of double balloon enteroscopy in diagnosing blue rubber bleb naevus syndrome: a case report. 2010, 3:29 Cases Jen
dc.identifier.issn1757-1626-
dc.identifier.pmid20157438-
dc.identifier.doi10.1186/1757-1626-3-29-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/93828-
dc.description.abstractBlue rubber bleb naevus syndrome is a rare vascular disorder associated with multiple gastrointestinal haemangiomas that have the potential for life-threatening haemorrhage. These may be difficult to diagnose, and have classically been described using computed tomographic studies and/or mesenteric angiography. Resected surgical specimens of these lesions, especially in the small bowel, have often been extensive and poorly localized. The recent advent and progressive development of double balloon enteroscopy has allowed the direct visualization and marking of these enteric lesions and serves as a valuable adjunct not only in diagnosis but also planning prior to surgery to allow accurate estimate of the extent of resection.-
dc.language.isoenen
dc.titleThe value of double balloon enteroscopy in diagnosing blue rubber bleb naevus syndrome: a case report.en
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Clinical Surgery, Trinity Centre, St James's Hospital, Dublin 8, Ireland.en
dc.identifier.journalCases journalen

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