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Vascular Neoplasm in a Newborn Male


Address correspondence to Cynthia J. Burk, Pediatric Dermatology, University of Miami, Miami, Florida, or e-mail:


Abstract:  Kaposiform hemangioendothelioma was initially described in 1979 and is a rare pediatric vascular tumor that may be associated with Kasabach-Merrit phenomenon. We present a newborn boy who had a large vascular lesion over his left iliac crest without evidence of retroperitoneal involvement or inguinal lymphadenopathy. We briefly review the neoplasm’s unique characteristics, histopathology, prognosis, and treatments.