Transarterial embolization of a scalp hemangioma presenting with Kasabach-Merritt syndrome: Case report

Stacey Quintero Wolfe, Hamad Farhat, Mohamed Samy Elhammady, Roham Moftakhar, Mohammad Ali Aziz-Sultan

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A 2-month-old infant presented with an enlarging scalp hemangioma and consumptive coagulopathy. The patient became severely thrombocytopenic despite medical treatment. Transarterial embolization with Onyx was performed with significant reduction in the size of the tumor and complete resolution of the thrombocytopenia within 12 hours. Onyx embolization appears to be an excellent treatment option for hemangiomas presenting with Kasabach-Merritt syndrome that are unresponsive to standard medical therapy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)453-457
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics
Issue number5
StatePublished - Nov 1 2009



  • Consumptive coagulopathy
  • Ethylene vinyl alcohol copolymer
  • Hemangioma
  • Kasabach-Merritt syndrome
  • Onyx

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Surgery
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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