Diagnosis and management of infantile Hemangioma

David H. Darrow, Arin K. Greene, Anthony J. Mancini, Amy J. Nopper, Bernard A. Cohen, Richard J. Antaya, Anna L. Bruckner, Kim Horii, Nanette B. Silverberg, Teresa S. Wright, Albert C. Yan, Michael L. Smith, Charles Bower, Christina Baldassari, German Paul Digoy, Andrew Hotaling, Stacey Ishman, John McClay, Diego Preciado, Kristina RosbeScott Schoem, Jeffrey Simons, Steven Sobol, David Walner, Peter J. Taub, Stephen B. Baker, Arin K. Greene, Timothy W. King, Donald R. Mackay, Delora L. Mount, Jordon Philip Steinberg, Mark M. Urata, Section on dermatology, Section on otolaryngology-head & neck surgery, Section on plastic surgery

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Infantile hemangiomas (IHs) are the most common tumors of childhood. Unlike other tumors, they have the unique ability to involute after proliferation, often leading primary care providers to assume they will resolve without intervention or consequence. Unfortunately, a subset of IHs rapidly develop complications, resulting in pain, functional impairment, or permanent disfigurement. As a result, the primary clinician has the task of determining which lesions require early consultation with a specialist. Although several recent reviews have been published, this clinical report is the first based on input from individuals representing the many specialties involved in the treatment of IH. Its purpose is to update the pediatric community regarding recent discoveries in IH pathogenesis, treatment, and clinical associations and to provide a basis for clinical decision-making in the management of IH.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e1060-e1104
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 1 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health


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