Kaposiform Hemangioendothelioma

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.

What are the signs and symptoms of kaposiform hemangioendothelioma?

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.

What are kaposiform hemangioendothelioma care options?

Treatment options for kaposiform hemangioendotheliomas include surgical removal and transcatheter embolization.


This page was last updated on: July 27, 2021 01:08 PM

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Kasabach-Merrit Phenomenon

Kasabach-Merritt syndrome (KMS) is also known as “hemangiomas with thrombocytopenia.” It is a combination of hemangioma, thrombocytopenia, and coagulopathy. Learn more