Necrotic cardiac haemangioma masquerading as sepsis with disseminated intravascular coagulation

TS Tse, KL Tsui, LC Ling, WH Chui, MC Choi, SK Li, CSW Chiu
Department of Medicine, Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital, Chai Wan, Hong Kong


Cardiac haemangiomas are exceptionally rare benign vascular tumours. We report a case of cardiac haemangioma presenting with pyrexia of unknown origin and clinical features simulating sepsis with disseminated intravascular coagulation. The clinical course was complicated by systemic embolism.


Hong Kong Med J 2005;11:308-10

Key words: Disseminated intravascular coagulation; Heart neoplasms; Hemangioma; Sepsis

 
 
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