Propranolol treatment in life-threatening airway hemangiomas: a case series and review of literature.

@article{Broeks2013PropranololTI,
  title={Propranolol treatment in life-threatening airway hemangiomas: a case series and review of literature.},
  author={Ilse Jantine Broeks and Denise Josephina Johanna Hermans and Anne Catherina Maria Dassel and Catharina Joanna Maria van der Vleuten and Ingrid Mathilde van Beynum},
  journal={International journal of pediatric otorhinolaryngology},
  year={2013},
  volume={77 11},
  pages={1791-800}
}
OBJECTIVES Infantile hemangiomas (IHs) in the airway may be potentially life-threatening during the proliferative phase. Available treatments like oral corticosteroids (OCS) and chemotherapeutic agents usually showed variable responses and serious side effects. Propranolol is a new and promising treatment option. METHODS A case series of five IH patients with airway involvement is presented, supplemented with a review of literature. Propranolol treatment (2.0-3.0mg/kg/day) was initiated… CONTINUE READING

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