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Vertebral haemangioma presenting as Kasabach-Merritt syndrome.

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  • 1Department of Radiotherapy, Batra Hospital and Medical Research Centre, New Delhi, India.

Abstract

A case of spinal cord compression due to vertebral haemangioma is described as presenting as part of the Kasabach-Merritt syndrome, which is characterized by bleeding disorder, thrombocytopenia and leukopenia. A dramatic improvement in neurological status and coagulation profile following surgical decompression and postoperative radiotherapy is reported. A brief review of the literature on the usefulness of radiotherapy is discussed.

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