Baby boy bleeds into neck hemangiomaA 4-month-old boy presents with sudden onset of a massive hematoma on the right side of his neck and bruising on his legs. At age 2 weeks, he was noted to have developed 4 superficial infantile hemangiomas on his scalp and mid-back, as well as a 1-cm subcutaneous mass on the right side of his neck. All the lesions continued to grow, and he was started on oral propranolol at age 3 months. Although the superficial red plaques on his scalp and back stopped growing, the lesion on his neck continued to grow slowly.
Protuberant blister over newborn’s lumbar spineA healthy full-term newborn presented with a prominent sacral dimple within an oval patch. Ultrasound showed no evidence of spinal anomalies, and the child was discharged home. Three days later, the patch became elevated, red, and moist appearing, and she was brought to the emergency department (ED) for further evaluation of the “growing blister.”
The November issue of Dermatology Times
The November issue of Dermatology TimesThe November issue of Dermatology Times highlights men’s health issues, including the prevalence of squamous cell carcinoma in men, to the challenges of treating glabellar frown lines.
Taking a closer look at oral propranolol as first-line treatment in infantile hemangiomaOral propranolol is prescribed for the most serious cases. In this Lancet review, experts highlight some considerations for treatment.
Learn to identify noncutaneous vascular anomaliesEducation for pediatricians about vascular anomalies primarily focuses on cutaneous malformations and vascular tumors, but vascular anomalies also affect deeper tissues and organs.
Considerations when treating children with lasersA laser is a suitable mode of treatment for certain dermatologic conditions in pediatric patients; however, there are certain procedural aspects that physicians should consider when treating younger children.