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April 1973

Vascular Tumors of the Liver in Newborns: A Pediatric Emergency

Author Affiliations

New York
From the Department of Radiology, Pathology and Surgery (divisions of pediatric pathology and pediatric surgery) of the Mount Sinai School of Medicine of the City University of New York and the Mount Sinai Hospital, New York. Dr. Leonidas is currently at the Department of Radiology, The Children's Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, Mo.

Am J Dis Child. 1973;125(4):507-510. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1973.04160040025005

Severe, intractable high output heart failure in the newborn may be one of the manifestations of vascular tumors of the liver. Clinical signs such as cutaneous hemangiomas, mass or nodularity of the liver, and especially continuous murmurs of the abdomen should prompt an aggressive diagnostic approach, including arteriography and immediate surgical resection, whenever possible.

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