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Infantile hemangiomas (IH) show a characteristic growth pattern of proliferation and eventual involution during the first decade of life, and may be isolated lesions or part of a constellation of findings such as “PHACEs” (posterior fossa abnormalities, hemangioma, arterial lesions, cardiac and eye anomalies). Two-thirds of IH occur in the head and neck, and otolaryngologists are frequently asked to manage such lesions. While partial or complete involution is the expected natural outcome, 12% of IH require therapy during infancy to hasten involution.| | | Next → | Single Page