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Journal of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology

Saffy was anonymously featured in a medical journal article published in the February 2004 Journal of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology.  The abstract is reproduced below, and it can be viewed online.  Due to copyright reasons, we haven't reproduced the entire article, but you can email Alec for more information.


Congenital Infantile Hepatic Hemangioendothelioma Type II Treated With Orthotopic Liver Transplantation.
Journal of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology. 26(2):121-123, February 2004.
Walsh, Rowan MD; Harrington, John MD; Beneck, Debra MD; Ozkaynak, M. Fevzi MD

Abstract: The authors describe a 10-week-old girl with infantile hepatic hemangioendothelioma who initially presented with difficulty feeding, hepatomegaly, and multiple hemangiomas of the skin. Six weeks of steroid therapy and 2 weeks of chemotherapy failed to produce clinical improvement. The patient underwent split liver transplantation. A definitive diagnosis of hemangioendothelioma type II was made. Imaging studies cannot differentiate between hemangioendothelioma and angiosarcoma. Treatment modalities for this condition remain unclear. The patient continues to do well.

Mount Sinai Brochure

Saffy's picture was featured on a brochure for a medical course at Mount Sinai led by Saffy's head surgeon, Dr. Sukru Emre.

Your Health Magazine Table of Contents

Saffy was prominently featured in an article about transplantation in the September/October 2003 issue of Your Health, an English-language magazine published from Dubai, United Arab Emirates.  To the left is Saffy's picture in the Table of Contents.

Your Health Magazine Cover Story

A picture of Saffy and her surgeon in the Your Health cover story.

Your Health Magazine Saffy's Story

Your Health also included "Saffy's Story" told from Jill's perspective.

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