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Treatment of large cutaneous facial hemangioma with propranolol in a child with biliary atresia and esophageal varices
Mohammad Reza Esmaeili Dooki , Abbas Hadipour, Sanaz Mehrabani, Neda Joghtaei, Hajighorban Noreddini, Mehrangiz Amiri, Mohammadreza Salehiomran
Non-Communicable Pediatric Diseases Research Center, Health Research Institute, Babol University of Medical Sciences, Babol, IR Iran. , esmaeilidooki@yahoo.com
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Introduction:  Biliary atresia (BA) is the most common cause of neonatal jaundice, for which surgery is indicated. It may lead to portal hypertension and esophageal varices. Sometimes, BA is related to other congenital anomalies and malformation, while a coexistence of BA with facial hemangioma has not been reported, yet. Infantile hemangioma is a childhood benign vascular tumor. Beta blocker has an effect on hemangioma and esophageal varices.

Case Report: A 30-day-old girl with an infantile hemangioma was referred to Amirkola Children's Hospital. According to intraoperative cholangiography and liver biopsy information, BA was diagnosed. Also, she had a large infantile cutaneous hemangioma on her face. Portal hypertension and esophageal varices were diagnosed in her under observation. So, propranolol was prescribed for her. A year after that, her facial hemangioma was gradually getting better.

Conclusions: association of BA with infantile cutaneous hemangioma is rare and cutaneous hemangioma can be treated by propranolol.

Keywords: Biliary Atresia, Infantile Hemangioma, Propranolol, Portal Hypertension
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