Infantile hemangiomas (IHs) are the most common pediatric vascular tumors, although their genetic etiology is largely unknown. Congenital capillary malformations (CMs) are associated with known somatic pathogenic variants, including GNAQ, GNA11, PIK3CA, and PIK3R1. Co-occurrence of a facial CM such as port wine stain and IH is not associated with any recognized vascular anomaly syndromes and rarely reported in the literature. We describe a case of a 5-week-old female patient with a large facial CM and extensive IHs of the lower lip, airway, and orbit who presented with airway compromise and responded to propranolol therapy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1142-1144
Number of pages3
JournalPediatric Dermatology
Issue number6
StatePublished - Nov 1 2023


  • airway obstruction
  • hemangioma
  • port-wine stain
  • propranolol
  • vascular malformations


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