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Ugeskr Laeger. 2009 Sep 14;171(38):2745-7.

[Infantile haemangioma and intracranial vascular malformation].

[Article in Danish]

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Narvik Sykehus, Kirurgisk Afdeling, Narvik.


A two-week-old female infant presented with a large haemangioma in the left superior palpebra, preventing her from opening the eye. Cerebral magnetic resonance imaging with angiography revealed another two facial haemangiomas and agenesia of the left internal carotid artery. The combination of facial haemangiomas and intracranial vascular malformation is diagnostic for the PHACES syndrome. When given oral prednisolone, the haemangioma regressed, allowing her to open the eye. She was treated for 29 weeks with slow tapering. Growth stagnation occurred during treatment, but otherwise her development was normal.

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