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Infantile Hemangiomas and Vascular Tumors: When to Worry

From the SDPA Annual Summer Dermatology Conference 2019, held June 6 – June 9, 2019 in Washington, DC.

Faculty: James Treat, MD and Sheilagh Maguiness, MD

Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe features of infantile hemangiomas that predispose to ulceration.
  2. Identify hemangiomas that are at high risk for underlying structural anomalies or systemic complications.
  3. Discuss clinical characteristics that aide in differentiating congenital and infantile hemangiomas.
  4. Broaden your differential diagnosis for a variety of vascular tumors occurring in childhood.
  5. Learn to differentiate infantile hemangiomas from more dangerous tumors.
  6. Understand hemangiomas syndromes and which hemangiomas require a systemic workup.
  7. Learn therapeutic options for infantile hemangiomas and when to use each type.
  8. Recognize options for pyogenic granulomas, tufted angiomas and other vascular tumors.

Posted January 6, 2020