Cavernous hemangioma of the anus



Vascular tumors of the large bowel can be divided into malignant and benign lesions. The benign lesions can be divided into capillary and cavernous hemangiomas. Large-bowel hemangiomas are rere lesions, with the majority of cases reported in the rectum and rectosigmoid regions. Few cases of isolated anal hemangiomas are found in the literature. A case of an asymptomatic anal cavernous hemangioma, palpable on routine rectal examination and subsequently removed at proctosigmoidoscopy, is described.