Journal of Indian Society of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry
Journal of Indian Society of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry
                                                   Official journal of the Indian Society of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry                           
Year : 2019  |  Volume : 37  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 209--213

The star-crossed curse of childhood: A case of infantile hemangioma


N Geon Pauly1, Nidhin Kurian2, Roopashri Rajesh Kashyap1, Raghavendra Kini1, Prasanna Kumar Rao1, Ann Thomas2 
1 Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, A.J. Institute of Dental Sciences, Mangalore, Karnataka, India
2 Department of Pedodontics, A.J. Institute of Dental Sciences, Mangalore, Karnataka, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. N Geon Pauly
Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, A.J. Institute of Dental Sciences, Kuntikana, NH-66, Mangalore - 575 004, Karnataka
India

Vascular lesions are indeed very widespread, with vascular tumors numbering the most common tumors in childhood. Researchers and authors frequently use the idiom “hemangioma” to portray or describe vascular malformations and a potpourri of vascular anomalies. Infantile hemangioma, a type of hemangioma, is one of the most common benign vascular tumors in infancy and childhood. As hemangioma could regress spontaneously, it generally does not require treatment unless proliferation interferes with normal function or gives rise to the risk of serious disfigurement and complications unlikely to resolve without treatment. Various methods for treating infant hemangiomas have been documented, including wait-and-see policy, laser therapy, drug therapy, sclerotherapy, radiotherapy, and surgery. However, none of these therapies can be used for all hemangiomas. Hence, to obtain the best treatment outcomes, the treatment protocol should be individualized as per the case.


How to cite this article:
Pauly N G, Kurian N, Kashyap RR, Kini R, Rao PK, Thomas A. The star-crossed curse of childhood: A case of infantile hemangioma.J Indian Soc Pedod Prev Dent 2019;37:209-213


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Pauly N G, Kurian N, Kashyap RR, Kini R, Rao PK, Thomas A. The star-crossed curse of childhood: A case of infantile hemangioma. J Indian Soc Pedod Prev Dent [serial online] 2019 [cited 2019 Oct 19 ];37:209-213
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