Periocular Hemangiomas: What Every Physician Should Know
Article first published online: 11 FEB 2004
Volume 21, Issue 1, pages 1–9, January 2004
How to Cite
Ceisler, E. J., Santos, L. and Blei, F. (2004), Periocular Hemangiomas: What Every Physician Should Know. Pediatric Dermatology, 21: 1–9. doi: 10.1111/j.0736-8046.2004.21101.x
- Issue published online: 11 FEB 2004
- Article first published online: 11 FEB 2004
Abstract: Hemangiomas are the most common benign tumor of infancy. Most hemangiomas remain asymptomatic and can be managed by close observation; however, immediate treatment is indicated for hemangiomas that may cause significant complications. Periocular hemangiomas warrant close evaluation and early, active treatment of those with the potential to threaten or permanently compromise vision. Herein we review the clinical features of periocular hemangiomas, differential diagnosis, possible ophthalmologic complications and sequelae, and therapeutic modalities.