Dr. Hochman is the Guest Editor of the December 2012 issue of Facial Plastic Surgery, Official Journal of European Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery, on “Management of Facial Vascular Anomalies” and co-author of “Pathogenesis of Infantile Hemangioma”.
In the first article he writes, “Vascular tumors are the most common of the vascular anomalies affecting children. The management of these neoplasms has changed over the years as our knowledge of their pathophysiology has increased, available technology has evolved, and our clinical experience has widened. Medical, laser, and surgical therapies are used concurrently
to treat these tumors…”
In the second article he writes, ‚ÄúCutaneous vascular anomalies are congenital disorders of abnormal vascular development and growth. Infantile hemangioma is a common type of vascular anomalies characterized by the abnormal growth of blood vessels in the early proliferative phase, followed by the gradual spontaneous regression of the lesion in the involuting phase.
Over the past decade, significant advances have been made in our understanding of the cellular and molecular mechanisms that control the development, growth, and regression of infantile hemangioma. In this article, we present a comprehensive review of the current knowledge of the pathogenesis of hemangioma as well as promising research horizons and implications for new therapeutic advances‚Ä¶‚Äù