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Kasabach-Merritt syndrome

Tuesday 6 July 2004

Definition: Kasabach-Merritt phenomenon (KMP) is characterized by profound thrombocytopenia, microangiopathic hemolytic anemia, a consumptive coagulopathy, and an enlarging vascular lesion.

Kasabach-Merritt phenomenon is a serious coagulopathy associated with kaposiform hemangioendothelioma (KHE), tufted angioma, and possibly other vascular neoplasms.

Classification

- vascular tumors

- vascular dysplasias

- fibrosarcoma (14726860)