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Extensive Airway Hemangiomas in Two Patients Without Beard Hemangiomas

Authors

  • KI-YOUNG SUH M.D.,

    1. Division of Dermatology, Department of Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine at University of California, Los Angeles, California
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  • KRISTINA W. ROSBE M.D.,

    1. Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, San Francisco Medical Center, University of California, San Francisco, California
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  • ANNA K. MEYER M.D.,

    1. Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, San Francisco Medical Center, University of California, San Francisco, California
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  • ILONA J. FRIEDEN M.D.

    1. Division of Pediatric Dermatology, Department of Dermatology, San Francisco Medical Center, University of California, San Francisco, California
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Address correspondence to Ki-Young Suh, M.D., 200 Medical Plaza Building, Suite 450, Los Angeles, CA 90095, or e-mail: ksuh@mednet.ucla.edu.

Abstract

Abstract:  Airway hemangiomas are most often seen in association with cutaneous hemangiomas involving the “beard area.” We report two unusual cases of extensive airway hemangiomas developing in patients with facial hemangiomas predominantly involving the upper face, emphasizing the need to consider the possibility of airway hemangiomas even in the absence of “beard area” hemangiomas.

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