Hemangiomas treated with propranolol: Do the rewards outweigh the risks?

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Abstract

Recent reports of propranolol for the treatment of hemangiomas have led many physicians to question the best treatment strategy for children with vision- threatening hemangiomas. Although propranolol has potential side effects, including hypoglycemia and hypotension, early studies suggest it is more effi cacious than systemic cortico steroids with a lower incidence of adverse side effects.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2-5
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican Orthoptic Journal
Volume63
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 5 2013

Keywords

  • Amblyopia
  • Anisometropia
  • Capillary hemangioma
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Infantile hemangioma
  • Periocular hemangioma
  • Propranolol

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology

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