, Volume 14, Issue 2, pp 111-123
Date: 22 Jan 2013

Infantile Hemangiomas

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Abstract

Infantile hemangioma (IH) is a common vascular tumor of infancy. Although benign, infants with IH can experience complications including ulceration, visual and airway impairment, and residual scarring and disfigurement. It is often challenging for clinicians to predict which tumors are in need of systemic treatment. However, data from various demographic and other studies have revealed further insights into this tumor. This article reviews the identification, evaluation, and management of high-risk IHs, including the indications for treatment and the use of systemic treatments such as corticosteroids, β-blockers, and vincristine.