Kasabach‑Merritt syndrome combined with hypercalcemia: A case report

  • Authors:
    • Runying Zou
    • Fang Peng
    • Tian Yu
    • Saizhen Zeng
    • Yalan You
    • Keke Chen
    • Hui Zou
    • Xin Tian
    • Chengguang Zhu
    • Xiangling He
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  • Published online on: October 18, 2017     https://doi.org/10.3892/etm.2017.5332
  • Pages:6164-6168
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Abstract

The present case report presented the diagnosis and treatment course of an infant diagnosed with Kasabach‑Merritt syndrome (KMS) combined with hypercalcemia (HC). A 35‑day‑old infant with swelling on the upper right arm for >1 month and thrombocytopenia for 1 day was admitted to Hunan Provincial People's Hospital (Changsha, China) and a series of treatments, including γ‑globulin impact, heparin anticoagulation, platelet transfusion, supplement of cryoprecipitate and fibrinogen following heparinization and inhabitation of vascular endothelial cell proliferation by propranolol, were performed. At 2 months after the initial admission to the hospital, surgery was conducted and the hemangioma was removed through pipeline arteriosclerosis embolization when the patient was hospitalized again with symptoms of vomiting and atrophy accompanied by HC. The level of blood calcium reduced to normal following surgery. Cases of KMS combined with HC are extremely rare and the most effective way to treat such cases is surgical resection of the hemangioma.

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December 2017
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Zou, R., Peng, F., Yu, T., Zeng, S., You, Y., Chen, K. ... He, X. (2017). Kasabach‑Merritt syndrome combined with hypercalcemia: A case report. Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine, 14, 6164-6168. https://doi.org/10.3892/etm.2017.5332
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Zou, R., Peng, F., Yu, T., Zeng, S., You, Y., Chen, K., Zou, H., Tian, X., Zhu, C., He, X."Kasabach‑Merritt syndrome combined with hypercalcemia: A case report". Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine 14.6 (2017): 6164-6168.
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Zou, R., Peng, F., Yu, T., Zeng, S., You, Y., Chen, K., Zou, H., Tian, X., Zhu, C., He, X."Kasabach‑Merritt syndrome combined with hypercalcemia: A case report". Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine 14, no. 6 (2017): 6164-6168. https://doi.org/10.3892/etm.2017.5332