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Abnormalities of gut vessels in Turner's syndrome.
  1. W. H. Reinhart,
  2. C. Mordasini,
  3. M. Stäubli,
  4. U. Scheurer


    We describe a 57-year-old patient with Turner's syndrome, iron deficiency anaemia and intestinal vascular abnormalities. Colonoscopy revealed 2 widely dilated, tortuous veins in the terminal ileum and several smaller ectatic veins and haemangioma-like malformations throughout the colon. Laparotomy for herniotomy showed only minimal vascular abnormalities of the serosal surface. Patients with Turner's syndrome and anaemia should be checked for these lesions by endoscopy, and conversely, in patients with such lesions, Turner's syndrome should be considered.

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