Beard hemangioma associated with cleft lip and palate: An un
Infantile hemangiomas (IHs) are the most common benign vascular tumor of infancy. Sixty percent of lesions affect the head and neck. There are special considerations in IHs, like beard-distribution hemangiomas, in which preauricular areas, chin, anterior neck, and lower lip are involved and they have been associated with the presence of airway hemangiomas.
The present case has been reported in the Journal of Cleft Lip Palate and Craniofacial Anomalies.

A 3-month-old female baby was presented by the mother with a complaint of CLP and multiple lesions in the orofacial region since birth. The baby was the parent's second child without a history of consanguineous marriage. The patient presented with right complete unilateral cleft lip and Type III cleft palate.

Likewise, red plaque-like lesions with moderate elevation were observed in the right temple, right ear lobe and preauricular regions, lower lip, chin, neck, and chest. These clinical findings and the clinical history lead to the diagnosis of IH in a beard distribution associated with CLP, and thus, magnetic resonance imaging, ultrasound, or biopsy was not performed.

An evaluation performed by the otolaryngologist rule out the presence of lesions in the airway. Genetic evaluation did not discern an underlying syndrome, and the vascular anomalies team evaluated the patient and found no additional findings of PHACE syndrome (posterior fossa anomalies, haemangiomas, arterial anomalies, coarctation of the aorta and cardiac defects, eye abnormalities, sternal clefting and supraumbilical raph).

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