Dysplastic blood vessel formation within the gastrointestinal tract
Also known as angioectasias, arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) and telangiectasias
Most common vascular abnormality...
Often found incidentally during endoscopy
May be found during evaluation for GI bleeding
May have overt rectal bleeding or melena
May have symptoms of anemia if bleed...
Patients may require multiple transfusions.
Consider iron supplementation.
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K55.20 Angiodysplasia of colon without hemorrhage
K55.21 Angiodysplasia of colon with hemorrhage
K31.819 Angiodysplasia of stomach and duodenum without bleeding
K31.811 Angiodysplasia of stoma...
Angiodysplasias are small vascular lesions along the GI tract. Most found in the cecum and proximal ascending colon. May be the source of blood loss in cases of obscure GI bleeding
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