What Causes Pyogenic Granulomas?
Discussion Pyogenic granuloma (PG) is a benign, vascular lesion of the skin. PGs are red, small, often pedunculated nodules that can rapidly increase in size (up to 1-2 cm). They also can often ulcerate and bleed. They frequently occur on the head and neck, with back and chest being the next most common locations but can occur in other locations. They usually are solitary and do not regress. They are seen in children (mean age 6.7 years), young adults and pregnant women (5%). Treatment is electrocautery or excision. Learning Point PG’s cause is not fully understood. A gene has recently been identified with PG sugge...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - June 15, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Nursing student, 21, with incurable cancer mistook his symptoms for an ingrown hair 
Michael Croteau, 21, of Overton, Texas, was diagnosed with pseudomyogenic hemangioendothelioma, an extremely rare cancer that affects just one in one million people. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Liver Transplant Cures Rare HEHE Liver Tumor
Treatment TermsLiver transplant Overview Teresa Cumbie ’s liver cancer was so rare that her Myrtle Beach, SC oncologist had never seen anything like it. After her biopsy samples were sent for medical opinions around the country, she was diagnosed with hepatic epithelioid hemangioendothelioma (HEHE). Armed with that knowledge, Teresa started looking fo r doctors experienced with her condition. She found them at Duke University Hospital in Durham. Today, thanks to a successful liver transplant, she’s cancer-free. Hero Image2019_teresacumbie_1932x862.jpg Preview Image Content Blocks CTA Header Learn More C...
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - March 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: dg62 at duke.edu Source Type: news

Kaposiform hemangioendothelioma with Kasabach-Merritt syndrome mistaken for child abuse in a newborn - Cyrulnik AA, Dawkins MC, Smalberger GJ, Young S, Mann RE, Jacobson MI, Friedman AJ.
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Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - April 22, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news