Format

Send to:

Choose Destination
See comment in PubMed Commons below
BMJ Case Rep. 2012 Mar 8;2012. pii: bcr1220115456. doi: 10.1136/bcr.12.2011.5456.

Successful management of multi-focal hepatic infantile hemangioendothelioma using TACE/surgery followed by maintenance metronomic therapy.

Author information

  • 1Pediatric Oncology Department, Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai, India. dr.sondhi@yahoo.co.in

Abstract

Infantile hepatic hemangioendothelioma (IHE) is a rare angiogenic tumour with diverse clinical presentations and varied course ranging from spontaneous regression to life-threatening complications. The authors report a 2-year boy who presented with respiratory distress and was identified as a case of inoperable multi-focal hepatic IHE. He showed a transient response to trans-arterial-chemo-embolisation and liver resection but had progressive disease despite chemotherapy (prednisolone/vicristine/ifosfamide/cisplatin). Thereafter, he was successfully managed with metronomic therapy using cyclophosphamide and tamoxifen.

PMID:
22605610
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
PMCID:
PMC3316872
Free PMC Article
PubMed Commons home

PubMed Commons

0 comments
How to join PubMed Commons

    Supplemental Content

    Full text links

    Icon for HighWire Icon for PubMed Central
    Loading ...
    Write to the Help Desk