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Best Treatment Cavernous Hemangioma
My 7 -week daughter has a cavernous hemangioma on her chest. Considering removal - what is the best option: cryo /suggested by doc. Laser? Other?
There are many causes of red "spots" which when touched are not flat on the skin but instead are elevated off the skin. They can be red from scratching or from being bitten by a bug or be a blister from a burn. Some raised lesions have fluid in them such as a blister. When the spot or leasionis red it is usually inflamed. Whelps from an allergic reaction can also be ...Read more
Depends: If it is small or not causing nerve pressure or leading to weakness of the spinal column it can be observed. If it is causing such problems, it is removed by surgery. Depending on size and location, a fusion may be necessary. A spine surgeon can provide the options in an individual's case. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Hemangiomas: Cavernous hemangiomas tend to get larger for the first 6 months after birth, and usually start to regress (shrink) on their own over the next several months to years. When these vascular lesions enlarge rapidly (can threaten airway, eye, or other structures) they are sometimes treated with steroids or laser. Otherwise, they are carefully observed. Treatment for cosmetic purposes may vary. ...Read more
Top vs bottom: Cappillary hemangiomas are in the top skin layers and cavernous deeper in the skin, see: http://goo.Gl/vivep. ...Read more
My bf had surgery almost 6 months ago for a cavernous hemangioma. He has a couple of screws now, but no residual symptoms. Can he ride roller coasters?
Post surgery: No. This is not wise.Get a more detailed answer ›
What is the chance a retinal cavernous hemangioma is acquired in early childhood versus congenital?
Probably congenital: Retinal cavernous hemangioma is a benign retinal vascular tumor that is believed to be congenital and inherited (autosomal dominant). These lesions can be associated with similar central nervous system vascular anomalies, as well as skin vascular malformations. There are usually not symptomatic or progressive, and are probably most often found incidentally during a routine eye exam. ...Read more
Had a stg 1A/grade1 ovary mucus tumor 2013. Now have a 2.8x1.9cm cavernous hemangioma in 7th liver segment. T2 hyperintense/well margined. thoughts?
Unrelated conditions: Ovarian cancer in general has no association with cavernous hemangiomas of liver regardless of the stage of ovarian disease. One has to periodically check pelvis for possible recurrence of ovarian disease even if unlikely. Most hepatic hemangiomas are small and asymptomatic at the time of diagnosis, and they are likely to remain that way. In addition, malignant transformation has not been seen ...Read more
Most Do Well: Infantile hemangiomas have a growth phase and an involutional phase. The growth phase occurs over the first 4-10 months of life, with few having significant growth after 5 months. All hemangiomas involute slowly over 2-10 years, but not all involute completely-- possibly leaving irregular texture, loose tissue and can scar if they ulcerate. Treatment may be necessary in large or growing lesions. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
An hemangioma is a condition in which a person has an enlarged, abnormal growth of blood vessels on his skin and/or elsewhere inside his body. Large hemangiomas, multiple ones, or dangerously located ones can cause serious problems. Babies with small or few "strawberry" hemangiomas on the skin ...Read more
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