What is the role of surgical excision in the treatment of infantile hemangioma?

Updated: Nov 09, 2020
  • Author: Richard J Antaya, MD; Chief Editor: William D James, MD  more...
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Features of surgical excision are as follows:

  • Not uncommonly used for correction of cutaneous defects from involuted hemangiomas [14]

  • Specially trained surgeons needed for surgical excision of proliferating hemangiomas because of the risk of hemorrhage and damage to vital structures

  • Early excision may save life, preserve vision, or eliminate a cosmetically disfiguring lesion

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