Radiotherapy in the management of large childhood hemangiomas.
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Schiebe M.E., Hoffmann W., Rebmann H., Kortmann R.D., Bamberg M. 1997. Radiotherapy in the management of large childhood hemangiomas. Eur. J. Pediat. Dermatol. 7 (3):159-62.
AbstractHemangiomas are common childhood anomalies. Their biological behavior is characterized by spontaneous involution in most cases and therefore a "wait and see" policy is indicated. However, in case of significant complications, therapeutical intervention is necessary. We describe a case of a large childhood hemangioma with severe complications treated successfully by radiotherapy and discuss the different treatment modalities in the management of hemangiomas. Conclusion: the major indication for irradiation in childhood hemangiomas is the treatment of lesions with functional complications in which alternative therapies have failed.
Hemangiomas, Infancy, radiotherapy