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Infantile Hemangiomas of the Head and Neck

  • Author(s): Huoh, KC
  • Rosbe, KW
  • et al.

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https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.pcl.2013.04.003
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Abstract

Infantile hemangiomas (IHs) are benign vascular tumors. Clinical history and physical examination are the most important factors for diagnosis, with most IHs having a typical presentation. Treatment is required for some IHs that cause significant cosmetic deformity or functional compromise. Propranolol is the first-line treatment of most IHs. Ongoing research is increasing our understanding of the pathophysiology of these tumors and should help to identify future potential therapeutic targets. © 2013 Elsevier Inc.

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