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Year : 2012  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 201-203

Sclerotherapy for the treatment of infantile hemangiomas


Department of Dermatology, University College of Medical Sciences, University of Delhi, Dilshad Garden, Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Chander Grover
420-B, Pocket 2, Mayur Vihar, Phase-1, Delhi-110091
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0974-2077.101383

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Sclerotherapy is a simple, technically easy and effective mode of treatment for infantile hemangiomas (IH). It acts by blocking the growth of actively proliferating lesions, by targeting their vascularity accelerating their regression. Polidocanol is a commonly used sclerosant. We report two interesting cases of IH treated solely with polidocanol sclerotherapy and discuss the unique place this modality has in the armamentarium against IH. Sclerotherapy was found to be especially useful for large, exuberant and pedunculated lesions, producing rapid regression and preventing the disfiguring sequelae which are likely if large or pedunculated lesions are left to involute on their own.


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