Scleral hemangioma.

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Bonifazi E. 2009. Scleral hemangioma. Eur. J. Pediat. Dermatol. 19 (2): 116.


Bonifazi E.
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Hemangioma is the more frequent infantile tumor. Its prognosis is benign in most cases. However, it can be severest in case of consumption coagulopathy syndrome or of concomitant involvement of important organs or finally of rapidly growing hemangioma of the face.
The involvement of the eyelids is frequent in both hemangioma and port-wine stain. On the other hand, the involvement of sclera and conjunctiva is exceptional. It can be isolated (1, 3) or associated with generalized hemangiomatosis (2) and can run a dramatic clinical course (2). In the case here reported no treatment was advised because scleral hemangioma had stopped growing and was not responsible for esthetical or functional damage.


Scleral hemangioma