Diffuse neonatal hemangiomatosis with extensive involvement of the brain and cervical spinal cord

Pediatr Radiol. 1999 Jun;29(6):441-3. doi: 10.1007/s002470050612.


Background: Diffuse neonatal hemangiomatosis (DNH) is a rare disorder first recognized at birth or during the neonatal period. DNH is characterized by numerous cutaneous and visceral hemangiomas involving three or more organ systems.

Materials and methods: Although the skin and liver are most frequently affected, we present a case of DNH demonstrating an unusual predilection for the central nervous system (CNS).

Results and conclusion: We report the imaging findings in a patient with this disorder, paying particular attention to the features seen on cranial sonography and spinal MR imaging.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Brain Neoplasms / diagnosis*
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Hemangioma, Capillary / diagnosis*
  • Humans
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Male
  • Skin Neoplasms / diagnosis
  • Spinal Cord Neoplasms / diagnosis*
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed
  • Ultrasonography, Doppler, Transcranial