[Surface-induced mild hypothermia anesthesia for hepatectomy in a patient with a giant hemangioma of the liver (Kasabach-Merritt syndrome)].

A 63-year-old woman presenting with thrombocytepenia and signs of intravascular coagulation (prothronbin time, 59%: FDP, 100 micrograms.ml-1) due to a giant hemangioma of the liver (Kasabach-Merritt syndrome) was scheduled for the resection of the right lobe of the liver. In order to protect the liver on occlusion of the right hepatic artery and portal vein… (More)