Supraglottic hemangioma in an infant

Assaf Len, Yehudah Roth, Avigdor Mandelberg, Dorit Ater, Tal Marom

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Abstract

We present a 40 days-old infant with a hemangioma involving the epiglottis and the left aryepiglottic fold and type II laryngomalacia, which was diagnosed during evaluation for feeding difficulties. Diagnosis was based on clinical symptoms and the appearance of the lesion. It was supported by the co-existence of skin, liver and left parotid hemangiomas, and the good response to propranolol therapy. In literature review, we found that the presence of hemangiomas in the supraglottis is rarely described. This may be due to lack of symptoms and the tendency of infantile hemangiomas to involute without therapy over time.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)114-115
Number of pages2
JournalInternational Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology Extra
Volume9
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2014
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Hemangiomas
  • Propranolol
  • Supraglottis

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