Prenatally detected giant congenital hemangioma of the fetal neck

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Hemangiomas and vascular malformations constitute a variety of non-cancerous birthmarks and lesions. We experienced a rare case of a fetus with a giant congenital hemangioma detected on the fetal ultrasonography and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). The patient was delivered via a planned cesarean section and underwent extirpation of the tumor on the 16th postnatal day due to concerns of bleeding from the tumor. A pathological examination demonstrated glucose transporter (GLUT)-1-negative lobular capillary proliferation compatible with a diagnosis of congenital hemangioma. The infant was discharged without complications on day 14 after tumor resection. Currently, at 5 years of age, no tumor recurrence has so far been observed since the extirpation. The antenatal images of this case are presented and the perinatal management is discussed. © 2013 Elsevier Inc.




Uehara, S., Hasegawa, T., Okuyama, H., Kawahara, H., Kubota, A., Osuga, K., & Morii, E. (2013). Prenatally detected giant congenital hemangioma of the fetal neck. Journal of Pediatric Surgery Case Reports, 1(3), 29–31.

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