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Abnormal lumps made up of blood vessels. A hemangioma is a benign and usually self-involuting tumor (swelling or growth) of the cells that line blood vessels. It usually appears in the first weeks of life. Self-involuting tumors eventually disappear.

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Propranolol (Hemangiol) for hemangioma in infants: Overview

Propranolol (trade name: Hemangiol) has been approved in Germany since April of 2014 for the treatment of growing hemangiomas in infants aged 5 weeks and older. A hemangioma is a nodule formed by blood vessels.

Informed Health Online [Internet] - Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care (IQWiG).

Version: December 1, 2014

No evidence to support or refute elective surgery for benign liver tumours

The most common benign liver tumours include cavernous haemangioma, focal nodular hyperplasia, and hepatic adenoma. The majority of patients are asymptomatic, and no treatment is indicated. The natural history of haemangioma and focal nodular hyperplasia is typically uneventful whereas that of hepatic adenoma can be complicated by life‐threatening conditions, such as rupture and haemorrhage. For these complications or when a definite histologic diagnosis is needed, surgery is advisable. However, in clinical practice there is a wide variation concerning the use of elective surgery (ie, surgery performed before complications have developed). No randomised clinical trials were identified for this systematic review, but 31 case series without a proper control group were retrieved. Accordingly, there is no evidence to support or refute elective surgery for benign liver tumours.

Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews: Plain Language Summaries [Internet] - John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

Version: 2009

Treatments for strawberry birthmarks of the skin in infants and children

Infantile haemangiomas are soft, raised swellings on the skin, often with a bright, red surface. They are a non‐cancerous overgrowth of blood vessels in the skin. They are commonly known as 'strawberry birthmarks', 'strawberry naevi', or 'capillary haemangiomas'. They occur in five per cent of babies, with the majority appearing within the first few weeks of life, and reach their full size at about three to six months of age. The vast majority are uncomplicated and will shrink on their own by five to seven years of age and require no further treatment. However, some infantile haemangiomas may occur in high‐risk areas (such as near the eyes and nose which can result in impairment to vision and airway obstruction, respectively) and some of them are disfiguring and psychologically distressing to the children and their parents. Some may also develop complications so early medical treatment may be necessary. Corticosteroids are currently the standard treatment; however, it is not known which of a variety of treatments is best.

Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews: Plain Language Summaries [Internet] - John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

Version: 2012

Treating Infantile Hemangiomas in Children: A Review of the Research for Parents and Caregivers

This summary will answer these questions: What is an infantile hemangioma (IH)? How are IHs treated? What have researchers found about how well the treatments work? What are possible side effects of medicines and laser treatments to treat IHs? What should I talk about with my child's health care professional?

Comparative Effectiveness Review Summary Guides for Consumers [Internet] - Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (US).

Version: June 21, 2016

Childhood Vascular Tumors Treatment (PDQ®): Patient Version

Expert-reviewed information summary about the treatment of childhood vascular tumors.

PDQ Cancer Information Summaries [Internet] - National Cancer Institute (US).

Version: April 7, 2017

Drugs assessed by IQWiG: Overview

Since early 2011, the added benefit of most medications containing new active ingredients must be assessed as soon as they enter the market in Germany. The most important results of the IQWiG reviews are summarized here.

Informed Health Online [Internet] - Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care (IQWiG).

Version: April 6, 2017

Childhood Soft Tissue Sarcoma Treatment (PDQ®): Patient Version

Expert-reviewed information summary about the treatment of childhood soft tissue sarcomas.

PDQ Cancer Information Summaries [Internet] - National Cancer Institute (US).

Version: April 12, 2017

Testing Treatments: Better Research for Better Healthcare. 2nd edition

How do we know whether a particular treatment really works? How reliable is the evidence? And how do we ensure that research into medical treatments best meets the needs of patients? These are just a few of the questions addressed in a lively and informative way in Testing Treatments. Brimming with vivid examples, Testing Treatments will inspire both patients and professionals.

Pinter & Martin.

Version: 2011
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