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What is the treatment for hemangiomas in infants?

Stuart A. Linder, MD
Plastic Surgery
The usual treatment of hemangiomas in infants is a "tincture of time." The majority will undergo involutional atrophy and fade over time (50% by 5 years, 90% by 10 years). However, hemangiomas that lead to obstruction of the airway or visual interference should be treated immediately with steroids and/or laser therapy. Recent studies indicated that not only oral corticosteroids may be helpful, but also the use of the beta-blocker propanolol in infants. Surgical removal is the last resort when necessary. 

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