Echinocytosis - An unusual manifestation of hemangioma

Ivy Altomare, Garrett Desman, Louis M. Aledort

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The case of a 21 year-old female with echinocytosis and a littoral cell hemangioma is reported. The patient had no significant past medical history and presented with abdominal pain and splenomegaly. A large percentage of echinocytes were noted on her peripheral smear in the absence of any known causes. A CT-recognized splenic mass led to splenectomy and a benign hemangioma was found. Red blood cell abnormalities resolved immediately after the surgery. This is the first case reported in the literature of echinocytosis as a consequence of a hemangioma.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)532-534
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Hematology
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 2006


  • Burr cell
  • Echinocyte
  • Hemangioma
  • Littoral cell


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