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Hemangioma – Steroid Therapy

February 11, 2022


Steroid therapy or steroid injections were used classically to help shrink the size of the hemangioma. That does work in many cases, but it’s not very effective. It actually tends to work great in teenagers who have had the hemangioma for quite some time, and it’s now turned into a fibro-fatty remnant of the hemangioma. If you do inject steroids there instead of cutting it out, steroids that have particles in them like Kenalog or Triamcinolone do tend to shrink the steroid. Overall, steroids are not used as a primary modality anymore, especially now that we have lasers and we have propranolol.

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