Which lab studies have a role in the workup of infantile hemangioma?

Updated: Feb 06, 2019
  • Author: Richard J Antaya, MD; Chief Editor: William D James, MD  more...
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The following laboratory studies have been investigated as possible markers of hemangioma proliferation and differentiation [5, 6] :

  • Serum and urinary vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF)

  • Urinary beta-fibroblast growth factor

  • Urinary matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs)


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