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J Pediatr Surg. 2006 Aug;41(8):1486-8.

Kaposiform hemangioendothelioma of the mediastinum in a 7-month-old boy: a case report.

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Department of Pediatric Surgery, Iwate Prefectural Central Hospital, Morioka, 020-0066 Iwate, Japan. ikyoku@hospital.hachinohe.aomori.jp

Abstract

Kaposiform hemangioendothelioma is an aggressive vascular proliferation that has been recognized as a separate entity from other childhood vascular tumors. The authors present an unusual case of hemangioendothelioma arising in the mediastinum of a 7-month-old male infant with acute respiratory distress and Kasabach-Merritt syndrome. This patient with life-threatening lesion showed a dramatic response to interferon alfa-2a. This case had many histologic and clinical features consistent with kaposiform hemangioendothelioma.

PMID:
16863862
DOI:
10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2006.04.013
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