Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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AVM of the Intestine Underlying Cause

The underlying cause of angiodysplasia of the colon is unknown. One theory is that contractions of the colon eventually bring about stretching and weakening in the blood vessels. The weakened blood vessels bleed easily.

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Last Updated: Jan 25, 2011 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed AVM of the Intestine References
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