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Neuroembolization of metastatic Merkel cell cancer to the face for treatment of Kasabach–Merritt syndrome
  1. Jason Huang Lee,
  2. Sudipta Roychowdhury,
  3. Michael J Nissenblatt
  1. Department of Radiology, UMDNJ Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA
  1. Correspondence to Sudipta Roychowdhury, MD University Radiology Group 579A Cranbury Road East Brunswick, NJ 08816, USA; sroychowdhury{at}univrad.com

Abstract

Kasabach–Merritt syndrome is defined as a consumptive thrombocytopenia in the presence of a highly vascular tumor. Multiple treatment options, including transarterial embolization, have been described. We demonstrate that transarterial embolization is a viable option in the treatment of a rapidly progressive and debilitating Merkel cell tumor metastasizing to the head and neck presenting with Kasabach–Merritt syndrome.

  • Embolic
  • Technique
  • Platelets
  • Face
  • Metastatic

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