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1/31. Transpupillary thermotherapy in the management of circumscribed choroidal hemangioma.

    PURPOSE: To report a case of circumscribed choroidal hemangioma effectively managed with transpupillary thermotherapy. METHOD: A 53-year-old man affected by extramacular circumscribed choroidal hemangioma had sustained a decline in visual acuity caused by subretinal fluid exudation into the macular area. Multiple attempts at treatment with scatter photocoagulation over the surface of the lesion for several years had been unsuccessful in reducing tumor-related exudation. The patient was examined on referral and underwent a single session of treatment employing transpupillary thermotherapy. The course of the lesion after treatment was documented with fundus photography and ultrasonography. RESULT: Complete atrophy of the choroidal hemangioma with resorption of subretinal fluid was documented over the 6 months after transpupillary thermotherapy, with improvement in visual acuity. CONCLUSION: Transpupillary thermotherapy is an effective alternative to conventional scatter photocoagulation or radiation therapy for precise ablation of circumscribed choroidal hemangioma.
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2/31. Endoscopic neodymium:yttrium aluminium garnet (Nd:YAG) laser irradiation of a bladder hemangioma associated with Klippel-Weber syndrome.

    A case of endoscopic neodymium:yttrium aluminium garnet (Nd:YAG) laser coagulation of a bladder hemangioma associated with Klippel-Weber syndrome is presented. The patient presented with extensive nevus and swelling of the left lower limb since birth. She was diagnosed with Klippel-Weber syndrome by angiography at the age of 1 year. Gross hematuria had been observed since she was 1 year old and, in addition, endoscopic examination revealed diffuse bladder hemangiomas. At 8 years of age, gross hematuria became worse and gait disturbance also appeared. She was referred to the Department of urology at Tohoku University School of medicine for endoscopic treatment in June 1998. Under general anesthesia, the bladder was inflated with CO2 gas and the hemangiomas were coagulated by Nd:YAG laser photonic irradiation endoscopically. Gross hematuria was markedly improved immediately following this treatment. Klippel-Weber syndrome is a rather uncommon disease which shows various types of vascular anomaly and hypertrophy of the lower extremities. Three to 6% of the patients have associated bladder hemangiomas. Although Nd:YAG laser irradiation provides results superior to alternative therapy and is the preferred treatment for most patients with bladder hemangioma, in this case, hemangiomas are multiple and present the possibility of re-bleeding, therefore long-term and close follow up is important.
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3/31. Case report: kasabach-merritt syndrome: a review of the therapeutic options and a case report of successful treatment with radiotherapy and interferon alpha.

    We describe the successful treatment of a neonate with kasabach-merritt syndrome who received local irradiation and interferon alpha therapy after failure of corticosteroid treatment. A male neonate, born after an uneventful pregnancy, had a huge haemangioma involving the upper right cervical region as well as severe thrombocytopenia. He was treated with corticosteroids, interferon alpha and radiotherapy. prednisolone therapy (5 mg kg(-1) day(-1)) was started at 41 days of age. No therapeutic effect was observed after 2 weeks. At this time the tumour size had increased dramatically, platelet counts had decreased progressively and coagulation abnormalities had developed. Because corticosteroid therapy had been ineffective and the child was in a life-threatening condition, irradiation was delivered up to a total dose of 9.5 Gy in five fractions. Simultaneously, prednisolone therapy was slowly decreased and interferon alpha therapy (3 million U m(-2) day(-1)) was started and continued for 6 weeks. After irradiation with 9.5 Gy and beginning interferon alpha therapy, the tumour decreased in size and coagulation parameters normalized within 4 weeks. 6 months later, platelet counts and coagulation parameters were still normal. The tumour had further decreased in size. No acute severe side effects were observed. radiation therapy combined with interferon alpha treatment is an alternative treatment modality when high dose corticoid steroid therapy has been ineffective in patients with Kasabach-Merritt syndrome, despite the risks of growth delay and secondary malignancy. In children showing no response to corticosteroids, radiotherapy and/or interferon alpha should be considered in kasabach-merritt syndrome.
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4/31. Intraosseous hemangioma of the orbit.

    A case of intraosseous orbital hemangioma is reported to alert surgeons to possible intraoperative hemorrhage during excision of such a lesion. A slowly enlarging mass was excised from the orbital rim of a 49-year-old woman. The clinical diagnosis was not suspected. In retrospect, roentgenographic findings included a focal honeycombed pattern of the zygomatic bone. Surgery was complicated by persistent low-volume bleeding. histology showed endothelial-lined blood-filled channels within the bone. Intraosseous orbital hemangioma is a rare, benign neoplasm that can often be diagnosed clinically by characteristic roentgenographic findings. observation should be considered as a therapeutic alternative when the radiographic diagnosis is established and when ocular function is not compromised.
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5/31. Epithelioid hemangiomas of bone: spontaneous clinical and radiographic remission.

    A case of pathologic multifocal epithelioid hemangioma which occurred in the perigestational period is reported. This is the only reported case in which an epithelioid hemangioma, without treatment, went into radiographic and clinical remission. This case may suggest an alternative treatment for epithelioid hemangioma. Rather than radiation therapy or amputation, close observation of this benign neoplasm may be indicated.
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6/31. Different types of embolization before surgical excision of haemangiomas of the face.

    The management of hemangiomas of the face depends on several clinical factors. Many treatments have been recommended for the management of patients with hemangiomas. However, most of them have not shown good results in terms of post-treatment morphology and function of the organs. Surgery of these benign lesions can at times be disfiguring, especially when the lips, muscles, or the maxilla are involved. In addition, by the very nature of these lesions, surgical treatment may be associated with excessive intra and perioperative blood loss. As an alternative to surgical excision, different types of embolization treatments have been developed for all types of hemangiomas. In many instances the procedure was performed preoperatively or intraoperatively. The various therapeutic embolizations, if performed correctly, lead to a significant reduction in the blood flow within the angiomatous mass. Different types of embolization of the lesions and subsequent surgical extirpation can be considered the method of choice in the treatment of voluminous hemangiomas of the face.
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7/31. Novel hemostatic alternatives in reconstructive surgery.

    Congenital vascular lesions are classed as hemangiomas, vascular malformations, or vascular tumors according to their histology and etiology. The majority of hemangiomas are benign and often involute before the child reaches the age of 12. Severe hemangiomas and vascular malformations were historically viewed as effectively inoperable due to the high risk of potentially catastrophic bleeding during surgery. An effective system of classification and increasing range of therapeutic options have improved the prognosis for many patients, but surgical resection of these lesions remains a serious undertaking. Topical hemostatic agents are widely used and effective in many cases for the control of intraoperative bleeding. The main limitations of these agents are their variability and lack of efficacy in severe bleeding, or in coagulopathic or anticoagulant-treated patients. This paper reviews recent developments in this field, including the possible placental origin of hemangiomas, and discusses current approaches to hemostasis during reconstructive surgery. We also discuss the recent introduction of recombinant activated factor vii (rFVIIa) as a systemic hemostatic agent, including our own experience using this treatment.
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8/31. Multiple vertebral hemangiomas with neurological signs. Case report.

    A case of multiple vertebral hemangiomas with progressive neurological deficit is presented. Successful treatment was accomplished using preoperative embolization, palliative surgical decompression, and postoperative radiation therapy. The patient has remained asymptomatic for 6 years. The authors review the role of current imaging modalities and options for therapeutic intervention. Preoperative embolization, palliative surgical decompression, and postoperative radiotherapy appear to provide a satisfactory outcome in patients with multiple hemangiomas and may represent an effective alternative to more aggressive surgical intervention.
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9/31. Gamma knife radiosurgery for circumscribed choroidal hemangioma.

    The authors report a case of circumscribed choroidal hemangioma (CCH) treated by stereotactic radiosurgery with gamma knife. A thirteen-year-old boy presented with a 4-year history of progressive visual loss in his right eye. Because of the large size and fluid collection under the macula, gamma knife radiosurgery was done. During 2 years of follow-up, there was resolution of retinal detachment, regression in tumor thickness, and no complications. Gamma knife radiosurgery may be a reasonable alternative treatment option for symptomatic CCHs which are difficult to manage using standard therapeutic options such as photocoagulation.
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10/31. radiotherapy for maxillo-facial hemangiomas in children. Dental and periodontal long term effects.

    Vascular maxillo-facial malformations, common pathologies in children, represent 7% of all benign tumors. They are divided into vascular malformations and hemangiomas. In the 70s-80s radiotherapy was the most applied technique, but because of its misuse or overdose, it could lead to relevant and hard consequences for the impact on the salivar glands, periodontium and growing maxillo-facial nuclei. The authors describe the case of a 38-year-old man, who, during infancy, was submitted to radiotherapy for a hemangioma to his chin and cheek. He was under observation for an agressive periodontitis, followed by a serious facial asimmetry, located in his irradiated side. They describe the therapy and the results obtained, underlying the particular difficulties detected in operating on tissues hardly and often irreversibly injured by radiotherapy. On the basis of this clinical case and of the most up-dated knowledge, therapeutical alternatives such as embolization, cryotherapy, cortisonic systemic and intralesional therapy, the use of interferon gamma 2 and the use of the most recent laser, are analyzed, and advantages and disadvantages and the most appropriate indications are underlined.
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