Echinocytosis--an unusual manifestation of hemangioma.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

The case of a 21 year-old female with echinocytosis and a littoral cell hemangioma is reported. The patient had no significant past medical history and presented with abdominal pain and splenomegaly. A large percentage of echinocytes were noted on her peripheral smear in the absence of any known causes. A CT-recognized splenic mass led to splenectomy and a benign hemangioma was found. Red blood cell abnormalities resolved immediately after the surgery. This is the first case reported in the literature of echinocytosis as a consequence of a hemangioma.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Altomare, I; Desman, G; Aledort, LM

Published Date

  • July 2006

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 81 / 7

Start / End Page

  • 532 - 534

PubMed ID

  • 16755560

Pubmed Central ID

  • 16755560

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0361-8609

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1002/ajh.20558


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States