Regression of Large Infantile Multifocal Hepatic Hemangioma after PropranololSara Lobo*, Ana Paula Martins and Miroslava Gonçalves
Pediatric Surgery Division, Pediatrics Department, Hospital de Santa Maria - CHLN, Lisbon, Portugal
- *Corresponding Author:
- Sara Lobo
Pediatric Surgery Division
Hospital de Santa Maria - CHLN
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Received Date: April 25, 2017; Accepted Date: May 30, 2017; Published Date: June 6, 2017
Citation: Lobo S, Martins AP, Gonçalves M (2017) Regression of Large Infantile Multifocal Hepatic Hemangioma after Propranolol. Clin Pediatr 2: 118. doi:10.4172/2572-0775.1000118
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Recent literature describes several cases of successful response of infantile liver hemangioma to propranolol treatment. Some multifocal hepatic hemangioma can involve a massive area of the liver in children and carry a high risk of development of cardiovascular compromise, requiring a fast approach and monitoring. This case report describes a 3-months infant with a very large multifocal hepatic hemangioma for whom was proposed to start propranolol. Treatment was completed in a 20 months period with no report to side effects and a surprisingly fast response.