The purpose of this module is to help medical students and residents develop a clinical approach to the evaluation and initial management of hemangiomas and vascular anomalies.
By completing this module, the learner will be able to:
- Describe the growth characteristics, clinical features and possible complications of infantile hemangiomas.
- Understand the current treatments for infantile hemangiomas.
- Form a differential diagnosis for hemangiomas and other vascular tumors or malformations.
- Determine when to refer a pediatric patient with an infantile hemangioma or other vascular malformation to pediatric dermatology.
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The AAD has partnered with the Society of Pediatric Dermatology (SPD) to produce a series of pediatric dermatology-specific modules for the AAD's Basic Dermatology Curriculum (BDC). The topics for these modules were selected by pediatric dermatologists as topics not currently addressed within the BDC.