Radiotherapy in the management of Kasabach-Merritt syndrome: A case report


Atahan I., Cengiz M., Ozyar E. , Gurkaynak M.

PEDIATRIC HEMATOLOGY AND ONCOLOGY, cilt.18, ss.471-476, 2001 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 18 Konu: 7
  • Basım Tarihi: 2001
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1080/088800101750476069
  • Dergi Adı: PEDIATRIC HEMATOLOGY AND ONCOLOGY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.471-476

Özet

A 21-day-old infant with hemangioma was brought to the hospital with enlargement of the hemangioma of the left thigh and purple discoloration around umbilicus. This led to the diagnosis of Kasabach-Merritt syndrome. Initial treatment with corticosteroid failed. The patient underwent radiotherapy that led successfully to improvement of both hemangioma and thrombocytopenia. After 2 Years of follow-up, the patient has experienced long-term complications, including atrophy and growth retardation of the irradiated leg.