infantile hemangioendothelioma

infantile hemangioendothelioma
a rare, benign tumor of the liver in infants, generally multicentric, composed of anastomosing vascular channels lined with thick endothelial cells; it may be associated with disseminated hemangiomatosis, and death often occurs as the result of congestive heart failure.

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