GIANT MESENTERIC HEMANGIOMA: EFFECTIVE DIAGNOSIS AND FOLLOW-UP IN CONSERVATIVE TREATMENT

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Donatella Vivacqua, Laura Greco, Giulia Lassandro, Picchi Stefano Giusto, Filomena Carfagnini, Michelangelo Baldazzi, Fraia Melchionda, Francesco Monteduro

Hemangiomas are frequent benign vascular tumors originating from the proliferation of endothelial cells and several vascular structures variable in size. In rare cases hemangiomas affect the gastrointestinal system (only 0.05% of intestinal tumors) and mesentery, which is considered an even rarer location.In our research, we present a rare case of mesenteric hemangioma in a 3-month-old female infant, presenting acute symptomatic anemia. The mesenteric hemangioma was diagnosed using ultrasonography and contrast enhanced CT, showing an impressive response to propranolol, which was confirmed with US and blood laboratory tests. The patient did not need any surgical treatment.

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