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Classification of Infantile Hemangiomas and Other Congenital Vascular Tumors

  • Hans Peter Berlien

Abstract

Congenital vascular tumors have a wide variety of origins. The most common congenital vascular tumor is the GLUT-1 positive infantile hemangioma. This has to be differentiated from the congenital hemangioendothelioma. While the majority of infantile hemangiomas have a high rate of spontaneous regression, severe complications are possible and it is important to identify the dangerous forms as early as possible and start early treatment to prevent secondary complications.

Keywords

Vascular Malformation Infantile Hemangioma Plexiform Neurofibroma Regression Phase Prodromal Phase 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hans Peter Berlien
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  1. 1.Department of LasermedicineElisabeth KlinikBerlinGermany

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