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Arch Pediatr. 1998 Mar;5(3):295-7.

-Neonatal Kasabach-Merritt syndrome healed by complete surgical excision of the angioma-.

[Article in French]

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  • 1Service de réanimation et néonatologie, hôpital pour enfants, Nice, France.

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Kasabach-Merritt syndrome is an infrequent combination of a giant hemangioma and severe thrombocytopenia. This syndrome may be life-threatening. There are various but no definitive methods of treatment. We describe here a neonatal case cured by total excision of the tumor.

CASE REPORT:

A boy was admitted at birth with a giant hemangioma of the back with thrombocytopenia. Tumor compression, corticosteroids, acetylsalicylic acid and ticlopidine were ineffective. Total surgical excision was performed on day 51, resulting in complete recovery.

CONCLUSION:

Total surgical excision of a localized hemangioma in a non-functional area is probably the most appropriate and justified treatment for the Kasabach-Merritt syndrome.

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10327999
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