Early surgical excision of giant congenital hemangiomas of the scalp in newborns: clinical indications and reconstructive aspects.

@article{Santecchia2013EarlySE,
  title={Early surgical excision of giant congenital hemangiomas of the scalp in newborns: clinical indications and reconstructive aspects.},
  author={Luigino Santecchia and Maria Francesca Bianciardi Valassina and Federica Maggiulli and Giorgio Spuntarelli and Rita de Vito and Mario Zama},
  journal={Journal of cutaneous medicine and surgery},
  year={2013},
  volume={17 2},
  pages={106-13}
}
BACKGROUND Infantile hemangioma is the most common vascular tumor in newborns, with an incidence from 12 to 23% among preterm infants with low weight at birth and a female to male ratio of 3:1. The head and neck is the most frequently affected area (60%), and the scalp is a typical site for such large lesions. OBJECTIVE We describe some clinical and medical aspects in comparison with the surgical approach to giant infantile hemangioma of the scalp. METHODS The indications to treatment are… CONTINUE READING