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Three-Dimensional Stereophotogrammetry: A Novel Method in Volumetric Measurement of Infantile Hemangioma

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  • Denise J. J. Hermans M.D.,

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    1. Department of Dermatology, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    • Address correspondence to D. J. J. Hermans, M.D., Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, PO Box 9101, 6525 GL Nijmegen, The Netherlands, or e-mail: D.Hermans@derma.umcn.nl.

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  • Thomas J. J. Maal M.Sc., Ph.D.,

    1. Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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  • Stefaan J. Bergé M.D., D.D.S., Ph.D.,

    1. Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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  • Catharina J. M. van der Vleuten M.D., Ph.D.

    1. Department of Dermatology, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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Abstract

Accurate and objective measurement of volume changes in infantile hemangiomas (IHs) is essential in routine clinical practice and clinical studies, particularly in the changing therapeutic landscape after the discovery of propranolol. Several bedside techniques for volume measurement have been described in the literature, but an objective method of measurement of this variable, dynamic vascular tumor is lacking. Three-dimensional (3D) phototechnology with data analysis is an up-and-coming technique in the objective measurement of facial volume changes. In this pilot study, the usability and clinical relevance of two methods of 3D stereophotogrammetry in the volume measurement of IH were explored.

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