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Surgery Today

, Volume 30, Issue 1, pp 86–88 | Cite as

Capillary Hemangioma of the Liver with Kasabach-Merritt Syndrome in a Neonate: Report of a Case

  • Kenjiroh Akiyoshi
  • Hiroyoshi Mizote
  • Yoshiaki Tanaka
  • Motonori Nakagawa

Abstract: Hepatic hemangiomas are benign tumors, and therefore minimally invasive treatment such as irradiation or steroid therapy is often recommended. However, in patients who have a hemangioma complicated by Kasabach-Merritt syndrome, surgical intervention should also be considered because of its confirmative therapeutic effect. We present herein the case of a 32-day-old male infant in whom a huge hepatic hemangioma associated with Kasabach-Merritt syndrome was treated by surgical intervention together with strong antidisseminated intravascular coagulation therapy.

Key Words: hepatic hemangioma, Kasabach-Merritt syndrome 

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© Springer-Verlag Tokyo 2000

Authors and Affiliations

  • Kenjiroh Akiyoshi
    • 1
  • Hiroyoshi Mizote
    • 1
  • Yoshiaki Tanaka
    • 1
  • Motonori Nakagawa
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Pediatric Surgery, Kurume University School of Medicine, 67 Asahimachi, Kurume, Fukuoka 830-0011, JapanJP

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