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what are the treatments for hemangioma

A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
A variety exist: http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1255694-treatment Often the best treatment is to leave them alone. Best wishes.

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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
Laser: A laser is excellent for reducing the vascular component of the hemangioma. Depending on the location, other options for removing the scar include pri ... Read More
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Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
34 years experience Pediatrics
Most of the time...: ...Nothing: watching and waiting. They practically always go away, eventually. Steroids, lasers and surgery are for the rare hemangioma that obstruc ... Read More
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Dr. Lisa Roberts
22 years experience Pediatrics
Usually time :): For most hemangiomas, time is the best treatment. Depending on the location (on the eyelids or in on on the nose, eg.), enlarging hemangiomas may requ ... Read More
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Dr. Kevin Windisch
24 years experience Pediatrics
Leave alone: Small hemangiomas are best left alone. If they are in an area that is dangerous, like near the eye, we can inject them with steroids, use high potenc ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
Usually nothing: Most hemangiomas are an incidental finding and do not cause problems. Usually they remain stable in size and do not grow. It depends on where they may ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
36 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Yes: Propranolol has been studied in infantile hemangiomas and found to decrease the size, color and elevation. There are side effects.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
A tumor composed of: Dilated blood vessels that grows along the bones in the spinal cord is a condition called a vertebral or spinal hemangioma. People with this type of s ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Per Freitag
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
None: Vertebral hemangiomas are common, usually found incidentally, requiring no treatment. If painful suggesting a compression fracture, kyphoplasty can be ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Sanders
66 years experience Vascular Surgery
Where in body?: It's hard to answer your question without knowing where in the body is the hemangioma. Is it on the skin somewhere or is it deep in some organ? The ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Patience: Ch will generally grow faster than the kid for about 6-8 m, slow then start to shrink down into the skin leaving a pale or parchment like surface by t ... Read More
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Not necessarily: The lesion may be left untreated. If the lesion is large, it is usually treated by removing the spleen, however, you may wish to discuss selective emb ... Read More
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