Early surgical intervention in a patient with Kasabach-Merritt phenomenon

Beth A. Drolet*, Lycia A. Scott, Nancy B. Esterly, Arun K. Gosain

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A 3-day-old male infant with a 3-cm firm subcutaneous mass was found to have decreased platelets, decreased fibrin, and increased fibrin split products diagnostic of Kasabach-Merritt phenomenon. The vascular lesion was resected without complications. We suggest that early surgical intervention is an excellent therapeutic option for Kasabach-Merritt phenomenon.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)756-758
Number of pages3
Journaljournal of pediatrics
Issue number5
StatePublished - 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health


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