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October 1953

SYNDROME OF HEMANGIOMA AND THROMBOCYTOPENIC PURPURA IN INFANTS

Author Affiliations

NEW YORK

From the Department of Medicine, Memorial Center for the Treatment of Cancer and Allied Diseases.

AMA Arch Intern Med. 1953;92(4):523-526. doi:10.1001/archinte.1953.00240220071011
Abstract

THE PURPOSE of this report is to present two cases of infantile hemangioma associated with thrombocytopenia. Clinical observations were made correlating the thrombocytopenia with the evolution of the hemangioma. One of the patients underwent a splenectomy, while the other did not, and the value of this operative procedure for this type of thrombocytopenia will be discussed.

REPORT OF CASES 

Case 1.  —R. H., a 9-month-old white boy, was admitted to Memorial Hospital on Feb. 11, 1949, with the chief complaint of a tumor mass of the right forearm, which had been present since birth.The child was born at full term, and delivery was spontaneous. His weight at birth was 6 lb. 15 oz. (3,150 gm.).The tumor was first noted at birth, as a slightly elevated purple mass approximately 1.5 cm. in diameter on the right upper forearm. It was said to have disappeared spontaneously at the age of

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