Infantile hemangiomas of the head and neck.
- Author(s): Huoh, Kevin C
- Rosbe, Kristina W
- et al.
Published Web Locationhttps://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.pcl.2013.04.003
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.