Giant Right Liver Haemangioma Associated with Kasabach-Merritt Syndrome in an Adult Patient

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Abdelkader Boukerrouche

Abstract

Introduction: Liver haemangiomas are often asymptomatic and diagnosed incidentally. Kasabach-Merritt syndrome (KMS) or consumptive coagulopathy is a rare but life-threatening complication of liver haemangioma occurring during observation. Surgery is an appropriate treatment option in such condition and coagulation usually returns to normal after surgical excision. We herein report a case of giant right liver haemangioma with Kasabach-Merritt syndrome treated surgically with literature review.

Case Presentation: A 36 –year old woman with a giant liver haemangioma (20 cm) discovered three years ago, who presented to emergency department for pallor and fatigability and no abnormalities were found on physical examination. After excluding haematologic diseases, a Kasabach-Merritt syndrome associated with giant liver haemangioma had been retained. Coagulation disorders returned to normal after successful surgical resection of the lesion by performing a right hepatectomy.

Conclusion: Resection is an appropriate and effective surgical procedure to treat giant liver haemangioma associated with Kasabach-Merritt syndrome.

Keywords:
Giant liver haemangioma, consumptive coagulopathy, surgical resection.

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Boukerrouche, A. (2018). Giant Right Liver Haemangioma Associated with Kasabach-Merritt Syndrome in an Adult Patient. Asian Journal of Case Reports in Surgery, 1(2), 1-5. Retrieved from https://journalajcrs.com/index.php/AJCRS/article/view/29584
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Case Report