Diffuse neonatal hemangiomatosis presenting as congestive cardiac failure - A case report
Infantile hepatic hemangioma has substantial arteriovenous shunting which may lead to cardiovascular compromise and hydrops fetalis. It may present as hepatomegaly since the entire liver is involved in most cases. As mortality is very high, a high index of suspicion is required to make a diagnosis and common complications arising out it, especially in the presence of cutaneous hemangioma. We present a 2-month-old baby born at term presented with features suggestive of sepsis with multiple cutaneous hemangiomas, and on evaluation, there was congestive cardiac failure, which was initially thought of cardiac origin but subsequently came out to be arteriovenous shunting of blood in liver.
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