Eur J Pediatr Surg 2020; 30(05): 406-412
DOI: 10.1055/s-0040-1716727
Review Article

Colorectal Vascular Anomalies

Anna McGuire
1  Department of Surgery, Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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Belinda H. Dickie
2  Department of Pediatric Surgery, Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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Abstract

Vascular anomalies represent a diverse group of tumors and malformations. Those involving the colon and rectum can greatly impact patients' quality of life. Proper workup to ensure the correct diagnosis can vary and may include endoscopic and radiographic studies. These lesions can also be challenging to treat and often require a multidisciplinary approach to ensure the best possible outcome. Treatment can include medical therapy, sclerotherapy, endoscopic, and operative intervention. Many patients will require multimodal therapy. We discuss the workup and management of vascular lesions of the colon and rectum.



Publication History

Received: 06 August 2020

Accepted: 16 August 2020

Publication Date:
17 September 2020 (online)

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