Haemangioma of the vallecula causing acute upper airway obstruction in a 6 1/2 week old Nigerian infant with strawberry naevus.

@article{AbdulWahab1993HaemangiomaOT,
  title={Haemangioma of the vallecula causing acute upper airway obstruction in a 6 1/2 week old Nigerian infant with strawberry naevus.},
  author={B R Abdul-Wahab and O A Olusegun},
  journal={Tropical and geographical medicine},
  year={1993},
  volume={45 1},
  pages={33-5}
}
Expectant management remains the treatment of choice in isolated capillary haemangiomata, but active intervention is indicated when they constitute a threat to vital functions. We report a 6 1/2 week old Nigerian infant with acute stridor and unilateral haemangiomata involving the parieto-temporal scalp, forehead and periorbital skin. Direct laryngoscopy… CONTINUE READING