Neonatal airway compromise by a giant cervicothoracic venous haemangioma

Janardhan Shenoy, Anita Coutinho, Sowmini P. Kamath, Suresh Pai, P. V. Santosh Rai

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Haemangiomas are most common non-malignant vascular tumours of infancy. Here we describe an antenatally detected mass over the neck causing compressive respiratory compromise at birth requiring resuscitative measures at birth. The mass showed increased vascularity on Contrast Enhanced Computed Tomography (CECT) with extension upto superior mediastinum. Surgical excision was required following failure to medical measures with steroids and propranolol. Histopathology confirmed it to be a venous haemangioma. This case highlights that these benign lesions may reach large sizes and antenatal detection may help in planning effective delivery and resuscitative measures.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)SD01-SD02
JournalJournal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 01-02-2017

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Medicine(all)
  • Clinical Biochemistry


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