Introduction Infantile hemangiomas (IHs) are the most common benign tumors of the soft tissue in infants and children and they often represent a serious challenge for the treating physician. Hemangiomas located in the anogenital region represent only about 1% of all IHs, but raise special concerns as they have the propensity to ulcerate. This condition may appear spontaneously, or could result from therapeutic procedures. Ulceration is extremely painful and takes many weeks of conservative therapy to heal.
Material and Methods. The aim of this study is to present the surgical approach of the IHs located in the anogenital area and the outcomes of this treatment option.
Results. During a period of 36 months, 11 children (nine girls, two boys) were referred to our plastic surgery department with hemangiomas involving the anogenital, groin and perineum areas. The average follow-up period was of 8 months, during which 82% of cases experienced complications, especially ulceration. All the target hemangiomas were removed through a lenticular excision and the wound closed with a linear suture.
Conclusions. Our study has shown that surgical excision of a complicated anogenital hemangioma or of a “healthy” hemangioma at high risk for ulceration in the anogenital region is an effective treatment, with fast healing and complete resolution of the pathogenic condition. Lenticular excision and linear closure represent a convenient surgical technique that can be performed as early surgery, during the proliferative stage, or at any time later, when the patient needs treatment, in safety conditions and with good results.
The authors present a case of recurrent frontal rhinosinusitis, for which the drug therapy was ineffective. To avert the risk of complications, multiple classic and endoscopic surgical procedures were performed on the frontal sinus pathology.
The bacterium involved in this form of rhinosinusitis was represented by a Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) diagnosed during the first endoscopic approach (the second surgical procedure) for which the treatment corresponding to the antibiogram was followed. At the last hospitalization, the patient has underwent a frontal bilateral drainage surgery (modified Lothrop procedure) and started an adequate anti-MRSA treatment.
The authors wondered whether multiple recurrences of frontal rhinosinusitis are determined by an incomplete drainage, by a persistent infection with MRSA or by both.