Subtotal splenic embolization is a safe and effective treatment for isolated splenic vascular tumors associated with consumptive coagulopathy

Eric H. Raabe, Jeffrey R. Keefer, Sally E. Mitchell, Kelvin Hong, Marc Difazio, John J. Strouse

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Consumptive coagulopathy is a known complication of large vascular tumors. We describe 2 episodes of consumptive coagulopathy in young children, which were secondary to isolated splenic vascular tumors. One child was successfully treated by subtotal embolization of the spleen, whereas the second child required splenectomy after an initial embolization improved-but did not fully control-his consumptive coagulopathy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)383-386
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
Issue number5
StatePublished - Jul 1 2011



  • Kasabach-Merritt syndrome
  • consumptive coagulopathy
  • hypofibrinogenemia
  • localized intravascular coagulation
  • thrombocytopenia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Hematology
  • Oncology

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