African Journal of Paediatric Surgery

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2010  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 206--208

Blue rubber bleb naevus syndrome: A rare cause of gastrointestinal bleeding in an African child


C Walter, T Mbebe, E Caragounis, I Thirsk 
 Department of Surgery, Ngwelezane Hospital, PO Box X20021, Empangeni, KwaZulu Natal, 3880, South Africa

Correspondence Address:
C Walter
Monks Meadow, Park Lane, Prestbury, Cheltenham, UK, GL52 3BN

Blue rubber bleb naevus syndrome (BRBNS) is characterised by vascular malformations of the skin and gastrointestinal tract. We present the rare case of BRBNS in an African child. She presented with large-volume gastrointestinal bleeding and was managed by on-table colonoscopic identification and surgical excision, of all her enteric, vascular malformations.


How to cite this article:
Walter C, Mbebe T, Caragounis E, Thirsk I. Blue rubber bleb naevus syndrome: A rare cause of gastrointestinal bleeding in an African child.Afr J Paediatr Surg 2010;7:206-208


How to cite this URL:
Walter C, Mbebe T, Caragounis E, Thirsk I. Blue rubber bleb naevus syndrome: A rare cause of gastrointestinal bleeding in an African child. Afr J Paediatr Surg [serial online] 2010 [cited 2020 Apr 7 ];7:206-208
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