ABSTRACT This case of a four and a half-month-old girl describes periocular infantile haemangioma which was treated successfully with propranolol. She developed a red coloured lesion around the left upper eye lid at one week of age. A gradual increase was noticed in the size of the lesion and by the age of four and a half months, the swelling had increased enough to cover her visual axis, completely occluding her left eye. Oral propranolol therapy was initiated with a daily dosage of 1 mg/kg body weight. The dose was increased gradually, and there was an excellent response to propranolol treatment. A complete eye opening was observed 8 months after the initiation of this treatment.
JCPSP: J Coll Physicians Surg Pak.
(2013). Periocular infantile haemangioma and the role of propranolol.. JCPSP: J Coll Physicians Surg Pak., 23(8), 593-595.
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