Subglottic hemangiomas may form a large mass in the airway below the vocal cords causing varying degrees of airway obstruction. They grow rapidly for at least 12 to 18 months followed by slow shrinking. Some hemangiomas require medical intervention because of their life-threatening nature in the airway.
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