Capillary haemangioma successfully treated with oral beta-blocker in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania: A case report

Adam Cloke*, Lik Thai Lim, Andrew Blaikie

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Abstract

Capillary haemangiomas are the most common orbital and periocular tumors in children, typically presenting in infancy. Propranolol has recently been introduced as a novel pharmacologic treatment for infantile haemangiomas, after Leaute-Labreze and colleagues observed that two patients being treated for cardiac indications had rapid regression of their haemangiomas. We report a case of haemangioma, successfully treated with oral beta-blocker, in the context of a public eye clinic in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first recorded instance of a capillary haemangioma being successfully treated with a systemic beta-blocker in Tanzania.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)32-33
Number of pages2
JournalSeminars in Ophthalmology
Volume28
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2013

Keywords

  • Beta-blocker
  • Capillary haemangioma
  • Corticosteroids
  • Propranolol
  • Tanzania

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