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Vol. 12 - Num. 47

Clinical Reviews

Multiple giant hemangiomas: response to treatment with corticosteroids

Carmen Madrigal Díeza, Augusto Bidongab, Vicente Madrigal Díezc

aPediatra. CS Bezana. Cantabria. España.
bPediatra. Hospital San José en Bor. Bissau. Guinea Bissau.
cPediatra. Hospital Universitrio Marqués de Valdecilla. Santander. España.

Correspondence: C Madrigal. E-mail:

Reference of this article: Madrigal Díez C, Bidonga A, Madrigal Díez V. Multiple giant hemangiomas: response to treatment with corticosteroids. Rev Pediatr Aten Primaria. 2010;12:e47-e53.

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The natural history of hemangiomas is a slow involution after a period of rapid growth. Despite the benign course of most cutaneous hemangiomas, a significant number will cause functional compromise or permanent disfigurement. In these instances, treatment is clearly indicated.

Although there are many widely used therapeutic options available, systemic corticosteroids are generally accepted to be first line-therapy for those hemangiomas that cause complications or significant disfigurement. We present the case of a seven-month-girl with problematic cutaneous hemangiomas that caused her a serious disfigurement. She received systemic corticosteroid treatment with good response.


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