Kaposiform hemangioendothelioma with adolescent thoracic scoliosis: a case report and review of literature

Abstract

Kaposiform hemangioendothelioma (KHE) is a rare locally aggressive vascular tumor that usually presents as a superficial or deep soft tissue mass with associated cutaneous lesions. We report a unique spinal KHE with painless thoracic scoliosis in a 14-year-old girl. She underwent simultaneous tumor biopsy, spinal deformity correction and fusion. At 3 years follow-up, the patient’s MRI showed no significant deterioration of process without any therapy. KHE presenting as scoliosis is rare and to our knowledge this is the first recognized case in the reported world literature.

DOI: 10.1007/s00586-011-1731-8

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@article{Zhu2011KaposiformHW, title={Kaposiform hemangioendothelioma with adolescent thoracic scoliosis: a case report and review of literature}, author={Yong Zhu and Gui-xing Qiu and Hong Zhao and Jinqian Liang and Xiaohua Shi}, journal={European Spine Journal}, year={2011}, volume={20}, pages={309-313} }