Generalized Haemangiomas with Visceral Involvement: Case Report

  • IK Ukpabi
  • BO Edelu
  • NC Azuka
Keywords: Cardiac failure, Haemangiomas, Prednisolone

Abstract

Haemangiomas are the most common benign tumours of infancy. Most cases of haemangiomas present as solitary lesions, but about 20% have more than one lesion. The presence of 3 lesions is uncommon and the presence of 4 or more lesions is rare. The presence of multiple cutaneous haemangiomas greatly enhance the chances that the child could have visceral haemangioma. We report an 11- month old infant with multiple cutaneous haemangiomas with visceral involvement complicated by congestive cardiac failure. Initially,
he responded to treatment with prednisolone and antifailure drugs, but died later as a result of exacerbation. Some of the problems associated with managing such cases in a resource-poor country are highlighted.
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