A case of a rare condition, massive hemangio-endothelioma of the neck and shoulder in a newly born infant, is presented, together with the observations at operation and postmortem examination.
Cystic hygroma is the usual cause of congenital enlargement of this region, and that condition has been diagnosed seventeen times in the past fifteen years at the Children's Hospital. A hemangio-endothelioma of this region has never been observed at the Children's Hospital, nor has it been diagnosed prior to the present case in any of the 40,000 children born at the Boston Lying-in Hospital.
REPORT OF A CASE1
On April 28, 1936, a 19 year old primipara after an uneventful pregnancy and a normal labor gave birth to a 6 pound, 6 ounce (2,892 Gm.) boy, three weeks before the expected date of confinement. The parents were Russian Jews. There was no family history of congenital anomalies or neoplastic diseases.