Endovascular treatment of huge cervicofacial hemangioma complicated by Kasabach-Merritt syndrome.

@article{Komiyama2000EndovascularTO,
  title={Endovascular treatment of huge cervicofacial hemangioma complicated by Kasabach-Merritt syndrome.},
  author={Masaki Komiyama and Hideki Nakajima and Shouhei Kitano and Hiroaki Sakamoto and H Kurimasa and Hideo Ozaki},
  journal={Pediatric neurosurgery},
  year={2000},
  volume={33 1},
  pages={26-30}
}
A 2-month-old girl with a huge cervicofacial hemangioma complicated by Kasabach-Merritt syndrome was presented. Two weeks corticosteroid treatment was ineffective, and deterioration of coagulation parameters and compromise of the airway and left vision due to huge hemangioma prompted use of endovascular treatment. Transfemoral arterial embolization using polyvinyl alcohol particles resulted in rapid clinical improvement. Endovascular treatment should be considered as an important therapeutic… CONTINUE READING