Association of facial hemangiomas with Dandy-Walker and other posterior fossa malformations

Vail Reese, Ilona J. Frieden*, Amy Paller, Nancy B. Esterly, Donna Ferriero, Moise L. Levy, Anne W. Lucky, Stephen E. Gellis, Elaine C. Siegfried

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Cutaneous hemangiomas are common benign tumors of infancy that only rarely are associated with malformations in other tissues or organs. We report nine infants with large facial hemangiomas who also had Dandy-Walker malformations or similar posterior fossa abnormalities. On the basis of the experience with our patients and with those previously reported, we recommend radiographic imaging studies of the brain of infants with large, aggressive facial hemangiomas to rule out posterior fossa defects.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)379-384
Number of pages6
JournalThe Journal of pediatrics
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 1 1993

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health


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