Surgical excision of Infantile Haemangiomas: a technical refinement to prevent bleeding complications


Submitted: 13 November 2014
Accepted: 13 November 2014
Published: 30 June 2014
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  • F. Leone Plastic Surgery Department, Università degli Studi di Milano, IRCCS Policlinico San Donato Milanese, Milano, Italy.
  • E. Benanti Plastic Surgery Department, Università degli Studi di Milano, IRCCS Policlinico San Donato Milanese, Milano, Italy.
  • A. Marchesi Plastic Surgery Department, Università degli Studi di Milano, IRCCS Policlinico San Donato Milanese, Milano, Italy.
  • S. Marcelli Plastic Surgery Department, Università degli Studi di Milano, IRCCS Policlinico San Donato Milanese, Milano, Italy.
  • R. Gazzola Plastic Surgery Department, Università degli Studi di Milano, IRCCS Policlinico San Donato Milanese, Milano, Italy.
  • L. Vaienti Plastic Surgery Department, Università degli Studi di Milano, IRCCS Policlinico San Donato Milanese, Milano, Italy.
Purpose: The aim of the study is to improve operative speed and precision of haemangiomas excision. Methods: Case-report: haemangioma is a common affection of the 8% of the population during the neonatal period. In complicated cases and involution sequelae surgical treatment is the first choice. The Authors propose a surgical refinement to prevent intraoperative bleeding. Methods: several suture stitches were placed around the hemangioma. The edges of the lesion became more defined, thus allowing accurate excision. Results and Conclusions: Haemangiomas are characterized by rich blood supply. Surgery is often hindered by massive bleeding and Temporary placement of full-thickness sutures, surrounding the hemangioma, allowed a noticeable improvement in hemostasis precision and greater definition of the margins of the hemangioma.

Leone, F., Benanti, E., Marchesi, A., Marcelli, S., Gazzola, R., & Vaienti, L. (2014). Surgical excision of Infantile Haemangiomas: a technical refinement to prevent bleeding complications. La Pediatria Medica E Chirurgica, 36(3). https://doi.org/10.4081/pmc.2014.7

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