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Am J Dermatopathol. 1999 Dec;21(6):557-61.

Congenital cutaneous multifocal kaposiform hemangioendothelioma.

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  • 1Istituto di Scienze Dermatologiche, IRCCS Ospedale Maggiore di Milano, Universit√† degli Studi di Milano, Milan, Italy.


Kaposiform hemangioendothelioma is a rare vascular neoplasm in children often associated with Kasabach-Merritt syndrome. The tumor usually presents in retroperitoneal location and is rarely present at birth. Cutaneous lesions manifest after birth and must be clinically differentiated from infantile hemangiomas and diffuse neonatal hemangiomatosis. Histologically, it bears similarities with Kaposi sarcoma. We present a case of congenital cutaneous multifocal kaposiform hemangioendothelioma (KHE).

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