Title: Propranolol as a Novel Treatment for Congenital Visceral Haemangioma
Authors: Vanlander, Arnaud ×
Decaluwe, Wim
Vandelanotte, Michel
Van Geet, Christel
Cornette, Luc #
Issue Date: Apr-2010
Publisher: S. Karger AG
Series Title: Neonatology vol:98 issue:3 pages:229-231
Abstract: Haemangiomas are the most common soft tissue tumours in infancy, occurring in approximately 5-10% of 1-year-old children. Current drug-based therapeutic options for large haemangiomas include corticosteroids, alpha-interferon and vincristin, all of which can result in harmful side effects. Recently, promising results have been reported using the non-cardio-selective beta-blocker propranolol for the treatment of cutaneous capillary haemangiomas, in which a spectacular size reduction was observed during the first 7 days of treatment. We here report a similar significant and rapid inhibitory effect of propranolol on the growth of a viscerally located congenital haemangioma.
ISSN: 1661-7800
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Pediatric Hematology & Oncology Section (-)
Molecular and Vascular Biology
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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