Infantile hemangiomas: an update on pathogenesis and therapy.

  title={Infantile hemangiomas: an update on pathogenesis and therapy.},
  author={Tina S Chen and Lawrence F Eichenfield and S F Friedlander},
  volume={131 1},
Infantile hemangiomas (IHs) are the most common vascular tumors of childhood, affecting ~5% of all infants. Although most lesions proliferate and then involute with minimal consequence, a significant minority can be disfiguring, functionally significant, or, rarely, life-threatening. Recent discoveries concerning hemangioma pathogenesis provide both an improved understanding and more optimal approach to workup and management. Important detrimental associations can be seen with IH, such as… CONTINUE READING
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