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J Pediatr Surg. 2008 Jan;43(1):e37-41. doi: 10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2007.08.068.

Kaposiform hemangioendothelioma: a rare cause of spontaneous hemothorax in infancy. Review of the literature.

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Department of General Surgery, William Beaumont Army Medical Center, El Paso, TX 79920, USA. francisco.sanmiguelgerena@amedd.army.mil

Abstract

Kaposiform hemangioendothelioma is a rare vascular tumor found almost exclusively in early childhood often associated with a life-threatening thrombocytopenia and consumptive coagulopathy known as Kasabach-Merritt phenomenon. The natural history of these lesions and treatment remains controversial. We portray a case of a spontaneous hemothorax in a 2-month-old female infant and review of 153 reported cases in attempts to better delineate the available treatment options.

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18206444
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10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2007.08.068
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