Anesthetic management of a patient with face hemangioma: case report

ONAY M., Ba S. S., Ozdol I., YELKEN B.

BRAZILIAN JOURNAL OF ANESTHESIOLOGY, vol.71, no.2, pp.171-174, 2021 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 71 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.bjane.2021.02.019
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Directory of Open Access Journals
  • Page Numbers: pp.171-174
  • Keywords: Hemangioma, Difficult airway management, Beta-blockers, Anesthesia, BETA-BLOCKERS
  • Eskisehir Osmangazi University Affiliated: Yes


Anesthetic agents and/or surgical positions, the total volume of hemangioma may increase under general anesthesia; thus, airway management of patients with a hemangioma may be very difficult. Our patient in this case report has a periorbital and oropharyngeal hemangioma that reaches down to the esophagus. We observed that the size and volume of the hemangioma increased significantly during elective nephrectomy surgery. After adequate therapy with steroids and beta-blockers, the size of the hemangioma decreased during the postoperative care unit monitoring period. We report this case to show the importance of airway management of hemangiomas with the potential for life-threatening complications. (C) 2021 Sociedade Brasileira de Anestesiologia. Published by Elsevier Editora Ltda.