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Are intervertebral hemangiomas dangerous?

Are intervertebral hemangiomas dangerous?

Hm.: I'm not sure what you mean by "intervertebral" hemangiomas, but if you mean vertebral hemangiomas, then here:
1. They are common, benign variants with no real possibility of becoming cancer. I see at least 3 every day, so don't worry.
2. If they are very large and in certain key areas, they can fracture, causing back pain. But in general nothing is done to prevent this. ...Read more

Dr. James Sidman
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Hemangioma (Definition)

A birthmark often appearing as a rubbery, bright red nodule ...Read more


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Could a hemangioma of the spine be dangerous?

Could a hemangioma of the spine be dangerous?

Depends where: If it is in the vertebral bodies, where we commonly find them, avoid becoming osteoporotic and they should cause in trouble at all. If you have a rare hemangioma that has developed somewhere else in the spine, it would depend if it impinges on any nerves or the central canal. On the skin it does not pose any danger normally. ...Read more

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I have hemangioma in D2 vertebral body.. is this dangerous? My Doctor didn't mind it

No: If it is truly a hemangioma seen in one of your vertebrae, no problem. Hemangiomas are seen in about 10-15 percent of patients that undergo a lumbar MRI. They simply represent a higher density of vascular tissue in an area of the vertebrae, but can appear as a lesion in the vertebrae on an MRI scan. They are usually of no clinical significance. ...Read more

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I have hemangioma in D2 vertebral body.. is this dangerous? My Doctor didn't mind it

? T2 hemangioma: I assume you mean the T2 vertebral body - it is common to see small hemangiomas in a vertebral body (they are found in ~10% of autopsies), and they usually do not need any specific treatment. Your doctor may want to recheck it after some period to show that it is not enlarging. If you develop upper back pain or any new pain or weakness in your legs, do see your doctor right away. ...Read more

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Hi they did a ct scan and told me that incidentally they saw a hemangioma on my lower thoracic spine, can I still exercise and is it dangerous. Help?

Hi they did a ct scan and told me that incidentally they saw a hemangioma on my lower thoracic spine, can I still exercise and is it dangerous. Help?

Hemangiomas: Are common incidental findings when imaging the spine. They are benign, and generally of no concern. Some radiologists don't bother mentioning them in their reports. They are only a potential problem if they are very large (causing the vertebral body to be weaker and more prone to fracture) or expansile. But that is very unusual, and highly unlikely if yours was only mentioned as "incidental" ...Read more

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Large hemangioma cetvical spine. How dangerous? Bad upper back pain spasms. Perivertabral swelling on CT in sept. Tum

Large hemangioma cetvical spine. How dangerous? Bad upper back pain spasms. Perivertabral swelling on CT in sept. Tum

Let me explain: Hemangiomas are benign vascular lesions in soft tissues or bones
approximately 50% are found in the thoracic spine, followed by 39% in the lumbar spine and 7% in the cervical spine.
Neurological symptoms my develop
rarely associated with spinal cord compression
neurological involvement is most common in the thoracic spine, but could happen any were.
Good luck. ...Read more

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I have several hemangiomas on my liver had u/s and only said small fat infiltration but no mention of hemangiomas could the fat really ve the hemang?

I have several hemangiomas on my liver had u/s and only said small fat infiltration but no mention of hemangiomas could the fat really ve the hemang?

Its possible: U/s may have missed flow through lesions making it seem like fat. Hemangiomas here are benign and should be little cause for concern. ...Read more

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What can cause hemangiomas?

No one knows.: No one knows what causes hemangiomas. One theory in newborns is that hemangiomas are small pieces of broken off placenta. ...Read more

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What is the definition of a small hemangiomas?

Benign birthmark: An infantile hemangioma, or "strawberry mark, " is a very common type of birthmark made of blood vessels. Most hemangiomas are not visible at birth. They may at first only appear as a small bruise, scratch or a tiny red bump. Unlike other types of birthmarks, hemangiomas grow and change greatly during the first months of life. They may occur anywhere on the skin surface but are most common on hnt. ...Read more

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What are capillary hemangiomas?

What are capillary hemangiomas?

Nests of capillarys: Infants often have nests of capillarys show up within the first month that can be localized, tiny, round or dominate a large area of skin. They grow faster than the child & surrounding nl skin, peaking in relative size about a year & have a strawberry like appearance. This rapid growth phaze is followed by slowing & reversal, often major patches decline & pale parchment like skin is left. ...Read more

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Is hemangioma a hereditary disease?

Sometimes: Many people have hemangiomas without a family history. Occasional hemangiomas can occur genetically and may be isolated or multiple lesions and rare conditions can also involve internal organs. ...Read more

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What is a vertebral body hemangioma?

What is a vertebral body hemangioma?

Like a birth mark: Hemangioma in the skin is known as a 'strawberry mark' and is often found at birth. As many as 15 percent of people have a hemangioma in the bone and don't know it! Now that we do MRI we see these frequently as a bright spot in the vertebral body of the spine. They rarely need any treatment, when accurately diagnosed, but if they are very painful they can be treated with kyphoplasty. ...Read more

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Is adenoma or hemangioma more common?

Is adenoma or hemangioma more common?

Hemangioma.: These conditions are not related to each other. Hemangiomas are much more common. ...Read more

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How can I cure a strawberry hemangioma?

On a baby?: If it is a growing hemangioma on a baby, what we call an "infantile hemangioma, " then it can be treated very effectively and safely with an oral medication called propranolol. ...Read more

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What will help with cherry hemangiomas?

Propranolol, laser..: Cherry hemangioma usually means hemangioma of infancy in babies. These respond well to propranolol, laser, and sometimes steroids or surgery. ...Read more

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My daughter has a hemangioma. What did I do wrong?

Nothing: A hemangioma is a common birth mark that comes out sporadically in the population. It is not the result of any maternal actions or pregnancy events that we know of. ...Read more

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Does anyone know any info on strawberry hemangioma?

Does anyone know any info on strawberry hemangioma?

Please see below.: The superficial capillary hemangioma ('strawberry hemangioma') can be there at birth or appear in the first few months. It initially grows faster than the baby, then at the same rate, then slower;usually it starts to shrink in late infancy. It resolves in 90% of kids by 9 years old. There can, however, be residual skin changes. ...Read more

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What are ways to treat hemangiomas that is bleeding?

Depends on location: Treatment of hemangiomas depends on their location and size. Those located on the skin or just under it and are relatively small, can usually be cut out and the skin mobilized and closed. However, those located on the face or in deep areas may require cutting off their blood supply and either leaving them in place or excising them with caution. ...Read more

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Does propranolol have a role in treating hemangiomas?

Does propranolol have a role in treating hemangiomas?

Yes, definitely: Propranolol is greater than 95% effective in reducing or completely getting rid of hemangiomas of infancy, the most common type of hemangioma. There are many articles in the past 2-3 years on this and we have extensive experience showing that it works. Dermatologists, hematologists, ENT doctors, plastic surgeons and primary care doctors all can treat this. ...Read more

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What kind of specialists treats hemangiomas in children?

Lots.: Ent doctors, plastic surgeons, dermatologists, facial plastic surgeons, hematologists, pediatricians, and others. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my child has cavernous hemangioma.?

Pediatric derm.: I suggest a pediatric dermatologist at a center that excels in vascular abnormalities in children. This may seem a very specialized doctor, and it is because this is where you will get the most options for treatment. You live in a big city with several excellent children's hospital centers nearby. Go on-line and seek a pediatric dermatologist that specializes in vascular malformations in children. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how risky is hemangioma in vertebral body?

Can you tell me how risky is hemangioma in vertebral body?

Usually none and: They can be found in approximately 11% of the population and are usually associated with no symptoms although rarely they may be large enough to compromise the structural integrity of the vertebra making them more susceptible to a fracture which can lead to pain, deformity and even neural tissue damage. ...Read more

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Should I be concerned having a baby with a deep hemangioma?

Should I be concerned having a baby with a deep hemangioma?

It depends.: Depends on where it is. If it isn't in a place that could cause functional problems such as eating, breathing, seeing, then you can relax. If it is in one of those areas, or so big that it is very unsightly, it can be treated. Go to a children's specialist in vascular anomalies. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: hemangioma removal?

Removal of tumor of: Removal of abnormal collection of blood vessels. It requires imaging, possible embolization or surgery. Please see vascular surgeon. ...Read more

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What is the hemangioma? How can we treat it if it was in the face?

What is the hemangioma? How can we treat it if it was in the face?

Hemangioma: Is the accumulation of blood vessels that are like intertwined there as small vessels and cause a tumor like growth. If in the face, you probably would need a plastic surgeon to help you if it is bothersome. ...Read more

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Do I need to follow up if atypical hemangiomas are found on my spine?

Possibly: Best advice is to speak with your doctor. Most atypical hemangiomas do not need routine follow-up. Sometimes additional imaging studies are needed to workup this incidental finding. ...Read more

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Are follow up scans usually necessary for atypical hepatic hemangiomas?

Yes: If something is considered atypical, we must prove that it is not something more serious, this can sometimes be done by performing other types of imaging examinations and sometimes following the findings is the best option. ...Read more

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Hemangioma after a auto accident of the back a car hit the back of my car?

Hemangioma after a auto accident of the back a car hit the back of my car?

Hemangioma?: Might you mean "hematoma" (bruising, swelling) instead of hemangioma (an abnormal build-up of blood vessels in skin or internal organs -- most appear in childhood)? It's not unusual to have bruising after an auto accident, but if you also have ongoing pain it's a good idea to see your physician. Depending on severity, the er or urgent care center if your own doctor isn't available. ...Read more

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What are the differences between cavernosa angioma and cavernosa hemangioma?

What are the differences between cavernosa angioma and cavernosa hemangioma?

Angioma: The "hemangioma" and "angioma" are same meaning of the disease of the vessel wall in certain part of the body. It can be brain cavernosa hemangioma (or carvernosa angioma) which may cause seizure ar more dangerous condition. It can be subcutaneous hemangioma which may cause enlarged blood vessels as raised red skin lesions. ...Read more