Clinical presentation, complications, and management of infantile hemangiomas: A case report and review of the literature

Benjamin Barrick, Megha Tollefson

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Abstract

Infantile hemangiomas are the most common benign, vascular tumor of childhood; approximately 2%Y5% of infantswill develop one. Infantile hemangiomas go through a period of rapid growth followed by involution; however, serious complications may develop in a subset of affected patients. For these patients, medical treatment may be necessary. Currently, oral propranolol has shown much promise in the management of these patients with high-risk hemangiomas.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)20-24
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of the Dermatology Nurses' Association
Volume6
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2014

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Keywords

  • Hemangioma
  • Infantile hemangioma
  • Pediatric dermatology
  • Pediatric vascular dermatoses
  • Propanolol

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Advanced and Specialized Nursing

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