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Involution of a large parotid hemangioma with oral propranolol: an illustrative report and review of the literature.
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PMID:  23227404     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Propranolol has emerged as a new treatment option for infantile hemangiomas. We describe a 20-month-old boy with a large right parotid hemangioma diagnosed at the age of 37 days. Starting at the age of 2.5 months, he received oral propranolol for 6.5 months. Although the mass regressed, it recurred when propranolol was discontinued. He was successfully retreated at the age of 11 months with propranolol for another 5.5 months without further recurrences. Treatment was tolerated well. Our paper and a review of the literature demonstrate that propranolol appears to be safe and effective for symptomatic infantile parotid gland hemangiomas.
Authors:
Elpis Mantadakis; Emmanouela Tsouvala; Savas Deftereos; Vassilios Danielides; Athanassios Chatzimichael
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2012-11-25
Journal Detail:
Title:  Case reports in pediatrics     Volume:  2012     ISSN:  2090-6811     ISO Abbreviation:  Case Rep Pediatr     Publication Date:  2012  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-12-10     Completed Date:  2012-12-11     Revised Date:  2013-04-03    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101581030     Medline TA:  Case Rep Pediatr     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  353812     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Department of Pediatrics, Democritus University of Thrace Faculty Medicine, University General Hospital of Alexandroupolis, 68 100 Alexandroupolis, Thrace, Greece.
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