What is Kaposiform Hemangioendothelioma?
Kaposiform hemangioendothelioma is a rare, rapidly growing mass of blood vessels that may be present at birth or develop during infancy.
A Kaposiform hemangioendothelioma appears as a poorly defined mass of blood vessels, blue to purple in color. Kaposiform hemangioendotheliomas commonly develop on the trunk of the body and are highly associated with Kasabach-Merritt syndrome
Patients with kaposiform hemangioendothelioma should be monitored for issues or disorders in clotting as it often affects the amount of platelets in the body.
Treatment for Kaposiform Hemangioendothelioma
Treatment options for kaposiform hemangioendotheliomas include surgical removal and transcatheter embolization.
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In observance of vascular birthmarks awareness month, The International Birthmarks Institute at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital held its first Vascular Birthmarks Conference at the hospital’s main campus on May 5th. The event brought together patients, families and medical professionals representing a range of specialties to present the latest in diagnosis, treatment and research related to birthmarks.
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