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A 28-year-old woman with hypertrophic right leg and haematochezia
  1. Giuseppe Gizzi1,
  2. Carlo Fabbri2,
  3. Lorenzo Fuccio3
  1. 1 M.F. Toniolo Hospital, Bologna, Italy
  2. 2 Unit of Gastroenterology and Digestive Endoscopy, AUSL Bologna Bellaria-Maggiore Hospital, Bologna, Italy
  3. 3 Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences, S. Orsola-Malpighi Hospital, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
  1. Correspondence to Dr Lorenzo Fuccio, Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences, S.Orsola-Malpighi University Hospital, V. Massarenti 9, Bologna 40138, Italy; lorenzofuccio{at}

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A 28-year-old woman presented to our hospital because of daily haematochezia and weakness. Physical examination showed pale conjunctivae and several capillary malformations consisting of port-wine stain on the surface of the right lower limb. The right leg was also hypertrophic and thicker than the left leg. Laboratory tests showed haemoglobin level of 8.8 g/dL. The platelet count and coagulation parameters were normal. Oesophagogastroduodenoscopy did not reveal any bleeding lesion. At colonoscopy, several vascular malformations were detected extending from the caecum to the rectum, with ectasia and congestion of the …

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  • Contributors GG: data acquisition; LF: drafting the manuscript and CF: critical revision.

  • Competing interests None.

  • Patient consent Obtained.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.