Contributed by Christine Dorvault, M.D. and Franklin Bontempo, M.D.
Published on line in September 1996
A three week old white female had a history of a hemangioma of left thigh and buttock diagnosed at birth. MRI at six days of age showed subcutaneous and muscle infiltration involving the left thigh and buttock with extension into the abdominal wall. The patient was admitted with increased size of the left thigh, worsened purple color of the thigh, and severe thrombocytopenia (platelet count = 16 x 10(9)/L).