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Neuroembolization of metastatic Merkel cell cancer to the face for treatment of Kasabach–Merritt syndrome


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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