Fatal Blue Rubber Bleb Nevus Syndrome in a Newborn


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SAĞLAM C., ACARBULUT İ., ÇELİK K.

ERCIYES MEDICAL JOURNAL, vol.44, no.2, pp.229-231, 2022 (ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 44 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.14744/etd.2021.22571
  • Journal Name: ERCIYES MEDICAL JOURNAL
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Academic Search Premier, CAB Abstracts, EMBASE, Veterinary Science Database, Directory of Open Access Journals, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.229-231
  • Keywords: Hemangiomas, neonatal, vascular malformation, vascular tumors
  • Akdeniz University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Background: Blue rubber bleb nevus syndrome (BRBNS) is a rare, multifocal venous malformation. It most commonly affects the skin and the subcutaneous tissues or the viscera, especially the gastrointestinal tract, and less often the central nervous system. Diagnosis is based on clinical, radiological, and histopathological features. There is currently no medically curative treatment; however, sirolimus, an oral immunosuppressant drug, has recently been used effectively in patients with BRBNS.