Hemangioma, supraumbilical midline raphé, and coarctation of the aorta with a right aortic arch: single causal entity?

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Most congenital cutaneous hemangiomas are a sporadic occurrence. Hemangiomas have been found in association with coarctation of the aorta and a right aortic arch. A separate association has been noted of midline ventral defects with hemangiomas. We report on a patient with multiple hemangiomas, coarctation of the aorta and a right aortic arch, a superaumbilical midabdominal raphé and sternal cleft. Our patient represents an overlap between these two conditions. Review of the literature identified four additional patients with a similar combination of anomalies. The clinical overlap between these 5 patients suggests that they are variants of the same conditions and represent a spectrum of defects that includes hemangiomas, midline ventral defects, aortic arch abnormalities and brain malformation.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Kishnani, P; Iafolla, AK; McConkie-Rosell, A; Van Hove, JL; Kanter, RJ; Kahler, SG

Published Date

  • October 23, 1995

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 59 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 44 - 48

PubMed ID

  • 8849010

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0148-7299

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1002/ajmg.1320590110


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States