A rare case of mesenteric hemangioma presenting with intestinal obstruction in a young male child

Oncology, Gastroenterology and Hepatology Reports,2014,3,2,41-42.
Published:July 2014
Type:Case Report
Author(s) affiliations:

Sunita Singh, Kamal Rattan1, Divya Srivastava, Hemant Yadav

Departments of Pathology and 1Paediatric Surgery, Pandit Bhagwat Dayal Sharma, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences , Rohtak, Haryana, India


Hemangiomas of the gastrointestinal system are rare to find, and account for only 0.05% of the tumors in the intestine. Mesenteric hemangiomas are even rarer, with only few case reports in the literature. An 8‑year‑old male child presented to the Paediatric Surgery OPD complaining of pain in the abdomen for a few months and failure to pass stools since 5 days. On ultrasonography, a big‑sized cystic lesion measuring 6.4 × 3.5 cm was appreciated. On exploratory laparotomy, a large grey brown to tan multilobulated mass measuring approximately 15 × 8 cm was found encasing the small intestine from the mesenteric aspect. Excision of the mass along with an end‑to‑end anastamosis was performed. On histopathological examination, diagnosis of mesenteric cavernous hemangioma was confirmed. Although mesenteric hemangiomas are a rare entity, they should be considered as a part of differential diagnosis in patients of any age group presenting with intestinal obstruction.