, Volume 41, Issue 7, pp 905-915
Date: 24 May 2011

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

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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.

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