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Keywords:

  • hemangioma;
  • cavernous;
  • anus

Abstract

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.