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April 1938

TREATMENT OF ANGIOMA: BASED ON TEN YEARS' EXPERIENCE AT THE VANDERBILT CLINIC

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1938;37(4):573-582. doi:10.1001/archderm.1938.01480100026002
Abstract

During the past ten years 408 cases of vascular nevi have come under observation at the Vanderbilt Clinic. Of these 319 were instances of hemangioma, including both strawberry marks and cavernous types, and 8 were cases of lymphangioma circumscriptum. Two hundred and two of the patients were 1 year of age or younger. There were 269 female and 139 male patients. Of the entire group, there were multiple lesions in 55 cases and single lesions in 353. In 253 cases the lesions were on the head, and in 211 they were on the face. The cheeks were involved in 57 cases (approximately 15 per cent) and the nose in 40 cases (approximately 10 per cent).

The discussion of treatment of hemangioma will be limited to the injection of sclerotic solutions, radium therapy, surgical excision and refrigeration with solid carbon dioxide.

SCLEROSING AGENTS  Treatment by the injection of sclerosing agents was

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