JOURNAL ARTICLE

Propranolol for the treatment of orbital infantile hemangiomas

Gretta Fridman, Eric Grieser, Robert Hill, Nausheen Khuddus, Tom Bersani, Charles Slonim
Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 2011, 27 (3): 190-4
21283032

PURPOSE: To evaluate the treatment of orbital infantile hemangiomas with systemic (oral) propranolol.

METHODS: This study was a retrospective observational case series of 5 infants who were diagnosed with orbital infantile hemangiomas between March and July of 2009.

RESULTS: The average age at presentation was 3.1 months (3 weeks to 9 months). The patients received oral propranolol, with dosage varying among study centers. The patients were treated for an average of 7.1 months. Treatment of 5 infantile hemangioma patients with oral propranolol produced a significant reduction in the size of the hemangioma in 4 (80%) of the patients and a minimal improvement in one patient. No patient had significant adverse events during the treatment period.

CONCLUSION: Oral propranolol may be an effective treatment for orbital infantile hemangiomas.

Full Text Links

Find Full Text Links for this Article

Discussion

You are not logged in. Sign Up or Log In to join the discussion.

Related Papers

Remove bar
Read by QxMD icon Read
21283032
×

Save your favorite articles in one place with a free QxMD account.

×

Search Tips

Use Boolean operators: AND/OR

diabetic AND foot
diabetes OR diabetic

Exclude a word using the 'minus' sign

Virchow -triad

Use Parentheses

water AND (cup OR glass)

Add an asterisk (*) at end of a word to include word stems

Neuro* will search for Neurology, Neuroscientist, Neurological, and so on

Use quotes to search for an exact phrase

"primary prevention of cancer"
(heart or cardiac or cardio*) AND arrest -"American Heart Association"

We want to hear from doctors like you!

Take a second to answer a survey question.