A hemangioendothelioma is a rare, benign tumor that forms in the blood vessels of your child's bones, liver, skin, lungs, lymph nodes or soft tissues of the body. Hemangioendotheliomas typically grow quite slowly and resolve on their own. 

Sometimes, these growths indicate the presence of Kasabach-Merritt syndrome, which occurs when the tumor destroys platelets in your child’s blood, leading to an increased risk of bleeding. When this is the case, they are called Kaposiform hemangioendotheliomas.

Tufts Medical Center and Floating Hospital for Children have high quality care.

Quality + Safety

A world-class pediatric teaching hospital shouldn’t make you and your child feel small.  At Floating Hospital for Children our littlest patients are our biggest priority. This means we’re committed to providing the highest quality of care in a safe, friendly environment.

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A child in the pediatric emergency department at Floating Hospital for Children.

Floating Ranks With the Best

The Leapfrog Group gave Floating Hospital for Children and Tufts Medical Center an “A” rating for outstanding patient safety in 2014.

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Floating Hospital for Children has a strong history of innovation.

A Fresh Breath of Air

Floating Hospital for Children began its life as a hospital ship in the Boston Harbor in 1894 before coming onshore permanently in 1931.

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