Infantile hemangiomas, complications and treatments.

  title={Infantile hemangiomas, complications and treatments.},
  author={Carol Erin Cheng and S F Friedlander},
  journal={Seminars in cutaneous medicine and surgery},
  volume={35 3},
Infantile hemangiomas (IHs) are the most common vascular tumors of infancy. While the majority regress without the need for intervention, approximately 10%, often site dependent, can cause serious complications and require treatment. IH complications can be categorized as life threatening, obstructive, ulcerative or disfiguring. Life threatening complications include airway and hepatic IHs. Functional complications obstructing vital structures or impairing function include periocular, nasal… CONTINUE READING