Diffuse neonatal hemangiomatosis is a rare, frequently fatal disorder. We describe the case of a neonate with numerous cutaneous and ocular hemangiomas. Hepatic hemangiomas were noted at 4 weeks of age, associated with congestive heart failure resulting from hepatic arteriovenous shunting. This condition was controlled by treatment with prednisone, interferon alfa- 2b and hepatic embolization. Treatment of cutaneus hemangiomas with the tunable dye laser prevented hemorrhage, facilitated routine skin care, and allowed uninhibited intravenous access during hospitalization.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology|
|Issue number||2 II|
|State||Published - Feb 29 1996|
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