Kasabach-Merritt Syndrome


Address correspondence to Ronald F. Maceyko, M.D., Department of Dermatology, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, 9500 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44195-5032


Abstract: The kasabach-Merritt syndrome includes the triad of vascular tumors, thrombocytopenia, and a hemorrhagic diathesis. The vascular tumors are usually benign but the associated coagulopathy may be life threatening. We describe a patient whose clinical course illustrates the potential difficulties in management.