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During a child’s appointment, a physician will first conduct a thorough medical exam and ask questions about to create a detailed medical history.
The physician may order an imaging test, such as an X-ray or if need be an MRI to see if there is a mass in his or her airway. However, at Boston Children’s we often recommend an endoscopy to get a more detailed, accurate picture of a child’s airway.
Because subglottic hemangioma is so rare with few symptoms, it is commonly misdiagnosed. If the disease progresses without treatment, it can severely affect a child’s ability to breathe.
At the Boston Children’s Center for Airway Disorders, our team includes some of the leading experts on this disorder. We are one of only a handful of programs with expertise treating and researching subglottic hemangioma, so we are able to quickly and accurately recognize the signs and symptoms and properly diagnose the condition.
We treat subglottic hemangioma at our Center for Airway Disorders, a world-renowned center known for our:
A child’s specific treatment course will depend on a number of factors, including age and severity of symptoms. Our treatment options include:
We are grateful to have been ranked #1 on U.S. News & World Report's list of the best children's hospitals in the nation for the third year in a row, an honor we could not have achieved without the patients and families who inspire us to do our very best for them. Thanks to you, Boston Children's is a place where we can write the greatest children's stories ever told.”