Use of intravenous propranolol for control of a large cervicofacial hemangioma in a critically ill neonate

Shanik J. Fernando, Sabra Leitenberger, Matt Majerus, Alfons Krol, Carol Macarthur

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Abstract

Cervicofacial segmental infantile hemangiomas (IH) may result in airway obstruction requiring use of propranolol to induce hemangioma regression and reestablish the airway. We present the first case using intravenous (IV) propranolol for control of airway obstruction and rapid expansion of cervicofacial IH in the setting of necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) impaired gastrointestinal function. Intravenous dosing of propranolol was tolerated well in a critically ill neonate with multisystem complications of prematurity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)52-54
Number of pages3
JournalInternational Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
Volume84
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2016

Keywords

  • Airway
  • Necrotizing enterocolitis
  • Propranolol
  • Segmental infantile hemangioma
  • Vascular anomaly

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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