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Kaposiform Hemangioendothelioma with Kasabach-Merritt Syndrome

Kaposiform hemangioendothelioma is a rare, aggressive vascular skin, tissue and bone tumor found in children. It’s characterized by nodules and sheets of spindle cells that become warped in the extremities, chest and abdomen causing the blood vessels to expand. Although a relatively rare condition, the increasing number of reports on kaposiform hemangioendothelioma in infants and children is often complicated by rapidly growing lesions, also known as Kasabach-Merritt syndrome (KMS).


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Providers Who Treat Kaposiform Hemangioendothelioma with Kasabach-Merritt Syndrome

Departments that Treat Kaposiform Hemangioendothelioma with Kasabach-Merritt Syndrome

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From sprains and strains to complex congenital conditions, Children's National Hospital offers one of the most experienced pediatric orthopaedic practices in the nation, with experience in treating all areas from head to toe.

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From sickle cell disease to histiocyte disorders, Children's National delivers expert care for any blood disorder diagnosis.

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The pediatric surgical experts at Children's National in Washington, D.C., provide advanced, comprehensive surgical care for infants, children and teenagers.