Benign neonatal hemangiomatosis with conjunctival involvement - Report of a case and review of the literature


Baskan E., Baykara M., Saricaoglu H., Tunali S.

ACTA DERMATO-VENEREOLOGICA, vol.82, no.2, pp.124-127, 2002 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 82 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2002
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/00015550252948176
  • Journal Name: ACTA DERMATO-VENEREOLOGICA
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.124-127
  • Bursa Uludag University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Hemangiomas are the most common tumours of infancy. When limited to the skin, multiple lesions have a benign course and excellent prognosis but in cases of visceral involvement, the morbidity and mortality rates are high. We report a rare case of a female infant with benign neonatal hemangiomatosis who had dramatic conjunctival involvement. The spectrum of neonatal hemangiomatosis is reviewed, highlighting the importance of differentiation of the two extremes of this disorder.