View Full Version : Treatment options for Hemangioma

05-21-2009, 04:53 AM
My 9 yrs old daughter have hemangioma below her lower lips. I went to doctor and he said leave it alone it will go away by itself. But i'm worried. Are there any medicine. i heard surgery would cure it. What are the treatment options for it.

05-21-2009, 02:49 PM
yup almost all lesion will go spontaneously. Remember aggressive forms of therapy might leave a significant cosmetic defect.
Systemic corticosteroids 2-3mg/kg/day may be used following tapering dose. Other options might be intralesional injection of corticosteroids ( triamcinilone 3-5mg/kg) can be effective in small lesion. Flash lamp-pumped pulsed-dye laser is also effective is the lesion is just superficial because it has limited penetration to the depth of <1mm . Small superficial hemangiomas can be treated with cryotherapy but scarring is most concern complication.

05-26-2009, 03:44 AM
Thank you deepak. So i leave it alone. i don't want to use corticosteroids for my child. How is this Flash lamp-pumped pulsed-dye laser works please.