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Principles of Therapy of Infantile Hemangiomas and Other Congenital Vascular Tumors of the Newborns and Infants

  • Hans Peter Berlien

Abstract

As hemangiomas frequently involute spontaneously, a wait-and-see principle is common. However, some cases need early treatment: these include “dangerous hemangiomas” of the face, anogenital region and rapidly growing hemangiomas. The goal of treatment should be to stop proliferation, speed up regression of large hemangiomas and prevent functional problems. The most common treatments are drug therapy, laser treatment, and surgical excision. Treatments such as X-ray and sclerotherapy are no longer indicated, and cryotherapy has been replaced by laser, while embolization is only indicated as a final treatment option.

Keywords

Laser Therapy Vascular Malformation Vascular Tumor Spontaneous Regression Adjuvant Systemic Therapy 
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Authors and Affiliations

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

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