Intra-abdominal kaposiform hemangioendothelioma and the benefits of laparoscopic surveillance.

CV Thompson, Jonathan Wells, C Bowen, MA Brundler, Pamela Kearns, GS Arul

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We report a case of a neonate presenting with the rare vascular tumor, Kaposiform hemangioendothelioma. She had a lesion arising from the left ovary with multiple intraperitoneal metastases causing small bowel obstruction. We managed this case with primary surgical resection followed by laparoscopic surveillance of the peritoneal cavity and metastectomy. The child is fit and well and free of tumor after 32 months. Neither this presentation of this tumor nor this management approach has been previously described in the literature. Pediatr Blood Cancer 2012; 58: 992-993. © 2011 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)992-3
Number of pages2
JournalPediatric Blood & Cancer
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2012


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