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Endoscopic laser therapy for gastrointestinal bleeding from congenital vascular lesions

Endoscopic laser therapy for gastrointestinal bleeding from congenital vascular lesions

Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition 7(3): 375-378

Endoscopic laser therapy may be useful in controlling upper gastrointestinal bleeding due to vascular abnormalities. This report presents the case of an 11-year-old boy with an unusual vasculocutaneous disorder complicated by chronic recurrent bleeding that necessitated frequent blood transfusions. Of a number of investigative tests, only endoscopy was diagnostic in determining that the bleeding was secondary to multiple gastric vascular lesions. Moreover, laser photocoagulation of the identified lesions resulted in a dramatic decrease in both transfusion requirements and hospitalization.

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Accession: 005359343

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PMID: 3260279

DOI: 10.1097/00005176-198805000-00010

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