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Dana C Moffatt, Paul Warwryko, Harminder Singh, "Pyogenic Granuloma: An Unusual Cause of Massive Gastrointestinal Bleeding from the Small Bowel", Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, vol. 23, Article ID 579163, 4 pages, 2009. https://doi.org/10.1155/2009/579163
Pyogenic Granuloma: An Unusual Cause of Massive Gastrointestinal Bleeding from the Small Bowel
Small bowel hemorrhage is responsible for approximately 4% of all cases of gastrointestinal bleeding. The etiology of bleeding from the small bowel is a tumour in approximately 10% of cases. Pyogenic granuloma is a common inflammatory vascular tumour of the dermis, which rarely occurs in the gastrointestinal tract. Pyogenic granuloma is a rare cause of overt or obscure small bowel bleeding. The present paper reports the first case of pyogenic granuloma presenting as a massive gastrointestinal bleed, and reviews the relevant literature to date regarding the clinical presentation, diagnosis and management of this rare gastrointestinal lesion.
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