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Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2007 Jan;71(1):147-51. Epub 2006 Aug 22.

Management of postcricoid and upper esophageal hemangioma.

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  • 1Otolaryngology Department, Hopital E. Herriot, Place d'Arsonval, 69003 Lyon, France.


To discuss management of postcricoid and upper esophageal hemangiomas in infants. Four children presenting with progressive feeding and/or respiratory disturbance underwent endoscopy including systematic esophagoscopy revealing the hemangioma of the postcricoid area and extending to the lumen of the upper esophagus. In the three children with severe disturbance, systemic steroids were insufficient and open surgical excision brought the hemangioma under control. No significant stenosis occurred despite prolonged progressive oral feeding up to 1 month after surgery. The fourth child whose disturbance was moderate, was managed by intralesional steroids. Various solutions have been proposed for the treatment, i.e. conservative approach or partial or complete destruction or excision, management of postcricoid hemangioma by intralesional steroids or by open surgical excision. Indications will require greater series.

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