Chapter 64. Infantile Hemangiomas and Port-Wine Stains

  1. Hywel Williams MSC, PhD, FRCP Professor Dermato-Epidemiology Co-ordinating Editor
  1. Kapila Batta FRCP, MRCGP Consultant Dermatologist1 and
  2. Sean W. Lanigan MB, FRP, DCH Consultant Dermatologist2

Published Online: 14 JAN 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444300161.ch64

Evidence-Based Dermatology, Second Edition

Evidence-Based Dermatology, Second Edition

How to Cite

Batta, K. and Lanigan, S. W. (2008) Infantile Hemangiomas and Port-Wine Stains, in Evidence-Based Dermatology, Second Edition (ed H. Williams), Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444300161.ch64

Editor Information

  1. Centre of Evidence-Based Dermatology, Nottingham University Hospital NHS Trust, Queen's Medical Centre, Nottingham, UK

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Dermatology, Watford General Hospital, Watford, Hertfordshire, UK

  2. 2

    The Birmingham Regional Skin Laser Centre, Birmingham Skin Centre, City Hospital, Birmingham, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 14 JAN 2009
  2. Published Print: 11 APR 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405145183

Online ISBN: 9781444300161



  • Infantile hemangiomas (IHs) - benign endothelial tumors;
  • IHs and placental origin;
  • IHs diagnosis clinically and MRI, ultrasonography, biopsy in atypical case;
  • ulceration - common IHs complication;
  • ulcerated IHs first-line treatment and local wound care;
  • Port-wine stains (PWSs) - benign vascular birthmarks;
  • port-wine stain treatment;
  • infantile hemangiomas and port-wine stains


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Infantile hemangiomas

  • Treatment for port-wine stains

  • References