Early surgical intervention for proliferating hemangiomas of the scalp: indications and outcomes.

@article{Spector2008EarlySI,
  title={Early surgical intervention for proliferating hemangiomas of the scalp: indications and outcomes.},
  author={Jason A. Spector and Francine Blei and Barry M. Zide},
  journal={Plastic and reconstructive surgery},
  year={2008},
  volume={122 2},
  pages={
          457-62
        }
}
BACKGROUND Large hemangiomas of the scalp, though uncommon, present unique challenges to the reconstructive surgeon. If not treated early, these lesions can result in large areas of alopecia, distortion of the hairline, or deformation of the ear. Given these potential complications and the relative pliability and redundancy of the infant scalp before 4 months of age, the authors propose early surgical excision. METHODS A retrospective review of the senior author's (B.M.Z.) patient records was… CONTINUE READING

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