Early excision of nasal hemangiomas: the L-approach

Plast Reconstr Surg. 1994 Sep;94(3):465-73; discussion 474-5.


The presence of a nasal hemangioma may have a severe negative effect on the personality of a child. Early surgery in the involution phase has proved to be beneficial in this respect. The treatment of a consecutive series of nine patients who had surgery shortly after they were first seen for consultation is discussed. An extended rhinotomy (L-approach) was used in four of these patients. The results were uniformly good.

MeSH terms

  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Female
  • Hemangioma / psychology
  • Hemangioma / surgery*
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Male
  • Nose Neoplasms / psychology
  • Nose Neoplasms / surgery*
  • Rhinoplasty / methods*
  • Time Factors