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Eur J Pediatr. 1994 Feb;153(2):100-2.

Imaging diagnosis and follow-up of infantile hepatic haemangioendothelioma: a case report.

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Department of Paediatrics, Children's Hospital of Lucrene, Switzerland.


A 4-week-old male infant was admitted to the hospital with acute gastrointestinal bleeding and marked coagulopathy secondary to vitamin K malabsorption in the presence of cholestasis. Physical examination revealed hepatomegaly and cutaneous haemangiomas. Ultrasonography, CT, and MRI demonstrated a multifocal vascular process and allowed the diagnosis of infantile hepatic haemangioendothelioma to be made without the use of more invasive diagnostic procedures. To avoid high-output congestive heart failure, the patient was treated with oral corticosteroids. After 5 months, rapid involution of the vascular malformations ensued. At age 2 years, a magnetic resonance scan confirmed complete resolution of the hepatic haemangioendothelioma.

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