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Old 03-25-2013, 06:07 AM
kfrank kfrank is offline
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Default 4 year old daughter surgery

My daughter has a hemangioma on her lower lip. It was growing rapidly and ulcerated leaving her lip pretty deformed. It stopped growing years ago because of (we believe) the propanolol treatment she received. She is now 4, and we are scheduled to have surgery to remove a portion of it this week. Both my wife and I are having second thoughts about going through with the procedure since it will not remove all of the hemangioma and the doctor says it will still be noticeable and that the surgery will leave a small vertical scar. Has anyone gone through with a procedure like this? If so do you have any advice or recommendations on how to proceed? I have included 2 pictures of her lip for reference.

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