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.
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The pediatric hematology/oncologists, otolaryngologists, surgeons and others at Floating Hospital for Children in Boston work together to provide specialized care for children with rare tumors.
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