Blue rubber bleb nevus syndrome

Michele M. Carr, Christopher G. Jamieson, Geeta Lal

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Blue rubber bleb nevus syndrome, an uncommon condition, is manifested by gastrointestinal and skin hemangiomas and gastrointestinal hemorrhage causing anemia. The authors report a unique case of the syndrome in association with a congenital cardiac malformation. A 26-year-old woman presented with iron-deficiency anemia after the birth of her first child. She had a history of skin and gastrointestinal hemangiomas and tetralogy of Fallot. Endoscopy revealed multiple new intestinal hemangiomas, which were removed through enterotomies with resolution of the anemia. Iron therapy was prescribed, and her condition was stable at follow-up 5 years later.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)59-62
Number of pages4
JournalCanadian Journal of Surgery
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 1996

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery


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