Successful Medical Management of Life-threatening Hepatic Hemangioma in Neonates

Ramrada Lekwuttikarn, Shellie Josephs, Joyce M. Teng

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Abstract

Hepatic hemangioma (HH) is a common asymptomatic, self-limiting benign vascular tumor of the liver in neonates. Although complicated HHs are rare, they have significant risks of morbidity and mortality, especially during the perinatal period. Because of the high risks of complications from surgical interventions, there is an unmet need for effective medical therapy. We report 2 neonates with life-threatening HH who were evaluated for a liver transplant before being treated successfully with combined medical therapy, which included sirolimus, corticosteroids, and propranolol.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numbere20191399
JournalPediatrics
Volume144
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2019

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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