Pediatric Radiology

, Volume 41, Issue 7, pp 905–915

Hemangiomas revisited: the useful, the unusual and the new Part 2: endangering hemangiomas and treatment

  • Ricardo Restrepo
  • Rajaneeshankar Palani
  • Luisa F. Cervantes
  • Ana-Margarita Duarte
  • Ibrahim Amjad
  • Nolan R. Altman
Pictorial Essay

DOI: 10.1007/s00247-011-2090-7

Cite this article as:
Restrepo, R., Palani, R., Cervantes, L.F. et al. Pediatr Radiol (2011) 41: 905. doi:10.1007/s00247-011-2090-7

Abstract

Hemangiomas, although benign tumors, can when located in particular regions threaten vital structures or in certain clinical circumstances be associated with other abnormalities, carrying significant morbidity and mortality. We review these endangering hemangiomas. We also discuss briefly the treatment with emphasis on the recent use of propranolol.

Keywords

Infantile hemangiomaHepatic hemangiomaMRPropranolol

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© Springer-Verlag 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ricardo Restrepo
    • 1
  • Rajaneeshankar Palani
    • 1
    • 2
  • Luisa F. Cervantes
    • 1
  • Ana-Margarita Duarte
    • 3
  • Ibrahim Amjad
    • 4
  • Nolan R. Altman
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of RadiologyMiami Children’s HospitalMiamiUSA
  2. 2.Department of RadiologyKosair Children’s HospitalLouisvilleUSA
  3. 3.Department of DermatologyMiami Children’s HospitalMiamiUSA
  4. 4.Plastic SurgeryMiamiUSA