Angiodysplasia - Example 6
This 66-year-old white male patient was referred for preventive colonoscopy. Nine years earlier, very small hyperplastic polyps had been diagnosed. Angiodysplasia had already been noted at the previous colonoscopy. Both at that time and over the subsequent nine years there was no evidence of bleeding and blood count did not reveal anemia.
The videoclip shows angiodysplasia in the region of the hepatic flexure. One clearly sees how the small vessels lead into the angiodysplastic lesion.
Findings of this type are common in the colon. It is presumed that this angiodysplasia did not result in bleeding. No intervention was performed. Further vascular changes were not observed.