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Year : 2022  |  Volume : 27  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 402-409

Clinical Profile of Paediatric Hemangiomas, Response to Oral Propranolol, and Comparison of Intralesional Bleomycin and Triamcinolone in Propranolol Non Responders at a Tertiary Care Center in North India

Department of General Surgery, GSVM Medical College, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India

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Adiveeth Deb
Department of General Surgery, GSVM Medical College, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/jiaps.jiaps_105_21

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Background: A paradigm shift has occurred regarding the treatment of cutaneous hemangiomas over the last few years, from an open surgical approach to a conservative or minimally invasive approach. There are various treatment modalities described, and response to them is variable and unpredictable. This study was conducted to study the clinical profile of children with uncomplicated cutaneous hemangiomas, their response to oral propranolol, and compare intralesional bleomycin and intralesional triamcinolone among nonresponders to propranolol. Materials and Methods: A trial was conducted among 158 children <12 years with cutaneous hemangiomas from January 2019 to October 2020 in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh. Based on the response to propranolol, partial/nonresponders were later assigned randomly to either receive intralesional bleomycin (n = 30) or intralesional triamcinolone (n = 29). Response to treatment and complications were assessed in two groups. All children were followed up for 6 months. Results: Of 158 children, complete response to propranolol was found in 99 (62.7% [95% confidence interval (CI): 54.6%–70.1%]) children. Partial and no response was found in 33 (20.9% [95% CI: 15.0%–28.2%]) and 26 (95% CI: 16.5% [11.2%–23.4%]) children, respectively. In the bleomycin group, 66.7%, 23.3%, and 10.0% of patients showed excellent, good, and poor response, respectively, and in the triamcinolone group, 27.6%, 24.1%, and 48.3% showed excellent, good, and poor response, respectively (P = 0.002). However, there was no significant difference between them in terms of complications. Conclusion: Intralesional bleomycin was found to be a better drug in terms of response compared to triamcinolone. There are no significant differences in complications between them. Further studies are needed to further evaluate the combined efficacy of bleomycin with triamcinolone and other treatment modalities.


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