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Selective hepatic artery ligation for hepatic haemangioendothelioma: case report and review of the literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  13680501     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Although benign, hepatic haemangioendotheliomas (HHE) are rare vascular tumours of the infant which have a high mortality rate secondary to high output congestive heart failure. The management of these tumours is still controversial and none of the different medical or surgical options has been unanimously accepted. We report the case of a neonate with congestive heart failure (CHF) due to a localized HHE, treated successfully by selective ligation of the left hepatic artery branch irrigating the tumour, under perioperative ultrasound Doppler control. A review of the literature showed 35 cases of HHE treated by hepatic artery ligation (HAL) with a survival rate of 80 %.
R Bachmann; B Genin; P Bugmann; D Belli; S Hanquinet; P Liniger; C Le Coultre
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of pediatric surgery : official journal of Austrian Association of Pediatric Surgery ... [et al] = Zeitschrift für Kinderchirurgie     Volume:  13     ISSN:  0939-7248     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur J Pediatr Surg     Publication Date:  2003 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-09-18     Completed Date:  2004-02-12     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9105263     Medline TA:  Eur J Pediatr Surg     Country:  Germany    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  280-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Paediatric Department, University Children's Hospital, Geneva, Switzerland.
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MeSH Terms
Heart Failure / etiology*,  surgery
Hemangioendothelioma / complications,  diagnosis,  surgery*
Hepatic Artery / surgery*
Infant, Newborn
Liver Neoplasms / complications,  diagnosis,  surgery*
Treatment Outcome
Ultrasonography, Doppler, Color
Vascular Surgical Procedures / methods*

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