Pediatrics & Therapeutics

Pediatrics & Therapeutics
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A Giant Congenital Lobular Capillary Haemangioma

Marco Manfredi, Giuseppe Cerasoli, Vladimiro Ginocchi, Pierpacifico Gismondi, Federica Gaiani, Silvia Iuliano and Gian Luigi de’Angelis

Lobular capillary haemangioma is a relatively common benign mucocutaneous lesion in paediatric age.

The etiopathogenesis is not very clear, but it seems that lesions originate de novo from a process of lobular vascular proliferation that appears to be neoplastic.

Congenital onset is usually very rare; it happens only in 1.1% in literature.

We report a case of a newborn with a giant congenital lobular capillary haemangioma of the head (left occipital region) which increased rapidly with superficial ulcers in the early days of life.

The baby was operated on by full-thickness excision using the linear closure technique; this treatment allows histological examination, ensures the most efficacy aesthetic results and gives the lowest recurrence rate.