Lobular capillary haemangioma is a relatively common benign mucocutaneous lesion in paediatric age. The etiopathogenesis is not very clear, but it seems that lesions originate de novo from a process of lobular vascular proliferation that appears to be neoplastic. Congenital onset is usually very rare; it happens only in 1.1% in literature. We report a case of a newborn with a giant congenital lobular capillary haemangioma of the head (left occipital region) which increased rapidly with superficial ulcers in the early days of life. The baby was operated on by full-thickness excision using the linear closure technique; this treatment allows histological examination, ensures the most efficacy aesthetic results and gives the lowest recurrence rate.

A Giant Congenital Lobular Capillary Haemangioma / Manfredi, Marco; Cerasoli, Giuseppe; Ginocchi, Vladimiro; Gismondi, Pierpacifico; Gaiani, Federica; Iuliano, Silvia; DE ANGELIS, Gian Luigi. - In: PEDIATRICS & THERAPEUTICS. - ISSN 2161-0665. - 5:4(2015). [10.4172/2161-0665.1000268]

A Giant Congenital Lobular Capillary Haemangioma

Gaiani, Federica;DE ANGELIS, Gian Luigi
2015

Abstract

Lobular capillary haemangioma is a relatively common benign mucocutaneous lesion in paediatric age. The etiopathogenesis is not very clear, but it seems that lesions originate de novo from a process of lobular vascular proliferation that appears to be neoplastic. Congenital onset is usually very rare; it happens only in 1.1% in literature. We report a case of a newborn with a giant congenital lobular capillary haemangioma of the head (left occipital region) which increased rapidly with superficial ulcers in the early days of life. The baby was operated on by full-thickness excision using the linear closure technique; this treatment allows histological examination, ensures the most efficacy aesthetic results and gives the lowest recurrence rate.
A Giant Congenital Lobular Capillary Haemangioma / Manfredi, Marco; Cerasoli, Giuseppe; Ginocchi, Vladimiro; Gismondi, Pierpacifico; Gaiani, Federica; Iuliano, Silvia; DE ANGELIS, Gian Luigi. - In: PEDIATRICS & THERAPEUTICS. - ISSN 2161-0665. - 5:4(2015). [10.4172/2161-0665.1000268]
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