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Propranolol treatment for subglottic haemangioma
  1. E Guye1,
  2. M Chollet-Rivier2,
  3. D Schröder3,
  4. K Sandu3,
  5. J Hohlfeld1,
  6. A de Buys Roessingh1
  1. 1Department of Pediatric Surgery, University Hospital Center of the Canton of Vaud (CHUV), Lausanne, Switzerland
  2. 2Department of Anaesthesia, CHUV, Lausanne, Switzerland
  3. 3Department of Otorhinolaryngology, CHUV, Lausanne, Switzerland
  1. Correspondence to Dr Anthony S de Buys Roessingh, Service de chirurgie pédiatrique, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois (CHUV), CH -1011 Lausanne, Switzerland; anthony.debuys-roessingh{at}

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A 1-month-old child was referred to our department for numerous cutaneous infantile haemangiomas (figure 1). Two weeks later, he developed a stridor during breast feeding. The laryngeal dyspnoea was investigated by an endoscopic examination (figure 2). Propranolol was then started. The cutaneous haemangiomas regressed rapidly (figure 3). Endoscopy at 2 months showed a regression of the laryngeal haemangioma (figure 4). The baby was treated …

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