Pyogenic granuloma of the ileum diagnosed by double-balloon enteroscopy

Azusa Kikuchi, Tomohisa Sujino, Minoru Yamaoka, Kazuaki Yoneno, Hideki Ohgo, Makoto Takagi, Shingo Morioka, Eiji Hirooka, Keiji Yamamoto, Nozomi Shinozuka, Taku Honma, Hidekazu Kayano, Hidetomo Nakamoto, Hiroyuki Imaeda

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A pyogenic granuloma (PG) is a capillary hemangioma that usually occurs on the skin or in the oral cavity; it is rarely observed in the gastrointestinal tract. We herein describe a case of a 86-year-old woman who presented with anemia. Esophagogastroduodenoscopy and colonoscopy did not reveal any significant bleeding focus, but capsule endoscopy revealed a bleeding focus in the small intestine. We performed double-balloon enteroscopy and identified a 7-mm-diameter, reddish, subpedunculated, hemispheric polyp with a smooth surface in the small intestine, approximately 100 cm from the ileocecal valve. The polyp was surgically removed, and the histological findings were consistent with a diagnosis of PG.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2057-2059
Number of pages3
JournalInternal Medicine
Issue number18
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Sept 1
Externally publishedYes


  • Double-balloon enteroscopy
  • Obscure gastrointestinal bleeding
  • Pyogenic granuloma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Internal Medicine


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