Segmental ulcerated perineal hemangioma of infancy: A complex case of PELVIS syndrome successfully treated using a multidisciplinary approach

Shivani B. Kaushik, Shawn G. Kwatra, Thomas W. McLean, Alexander Powers, Anthony J. Atala, Gil Yosipovitch

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We report a case of PELVIS (perineal hemangioma, external genital malformations, lipomyelomeningocele, vesicorenal abnormalities, imperforate anus and skin tag) syndrome in which hemangioma in the perineal area was misdiagnosed at birth as diaper rash. Investigations revealed associated vesicorenal and spinal abnormalities. We emphasize careful diagnosis of suspicious lesions at birth and confirm the successful use of propranolol in treating ulcerated segmental hemangiomas.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e257-e258
JournalPediatric Dermatology
Issue number6
StatePublished - Nov 1 2013
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Dermatology

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