Current Management of Vascular Tumors in the Neonate

Author(s): Juan C. Lopez-Gutierrez

Journal Name: Current Pediatric Reviews

Volume 11 , Issue 3 , 2015

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Neonatal vascular tumours present particular difficulties in their diagnosis and treatment. The special behaviour of neonatal hemangioma and the aggressive but benign nature of kaposiform hemangioendothelioma provide examples of a modern need for a conservative approach. Recent advances in their pharmacological management have dramatically changed the therapeutical scope of this group of tumors with surgery playing a minor role in their treatment. Multidisciplinary teams management involving neonatology, pediatric surgery, dermatology, pathology, genetics and radiology specialists among others remains the best option for an optimal outcome.

Keywords: Infantile hemangioma, kaposiform hemangioendothelioma, propranolol, rapidly involuting congenital hemangioma, tufted angioma, sirolimus.

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Year: 2015
Page: [226 - 232]
Pages: 7
DOI: 10.2174/1573396311666150714105944
Price: $65

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