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GONTIJO, Bernardo; SILVA, Cláudia Márcia Resende  and  PEREIRA, Luciana Baptista. Hemangioma of infancy. An. Bras. Dermatol. [online]. 2003, vol.78, n.6, pp.651-673. ISSN 0365-0596.

New classifications and availability of modern radiologic diagnostic tools have not only allowed a precise distinction between vascular tumors and vascular malformations but have also significantly modified management and treatment of these vascular anomalies. Hemangioma of infancy, the most common vascular tumor of this age and subject of this review, is approached from its clinical and laboratory features, differential diagnosis and therapeutic options. Although non-intervention remains the treatment of choice for the majority of cases, critical judgement is mandatory to decide whether other therapeutic modalities should be used.

Keywords : hemangioma; hemangioma; capillary; review literature.

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