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CHERCOLES CAZATE, Lilia Esperanza  and  DIAZ SOCARRAS, Félix Javier. Some specificities on external hemangiomas in children. MEDISAN [online]. 2018, vol.22, n.3, pp.310-317. ISSN 1029-3019.

Hemangiomas are benign vascular tumors with very specific biological characteristics during childhood; these tumors can be located in organs, and  receive the name of "internal", or in head, neck, trunk and extremities that are  denominated "external", which grow to a variable speed.  Some clinical epidemiological particularities of  external hemangiomas were exposed with this work, such as their classification, diagnosis and clinical course.  Also, there is a reference to some aspects related to the effectiveness of  propranolol as therapeutic proposal of first election in children and the results of some authors in this respect are presented, most of which coincide as for its use as first line medication

Keywords : hemangioma; children; propranolol; neoplasm of vascular tissue.

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