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What are benign hemangiomas?

What are benign hemangiomas?

Benign: Hemangiomas are collections of vascular tissue in an unexpected location, and of low vascular flow. They are benign (not cancer), and usually painless and asymptomatic. Therefore, they are generally not treated. They are particularly common in the liver, skin, and spine. Having said that, very large hemangiomas can bleed, fracture if in the spine, cause pain, or be disfiguring and may be treated. ...Read more

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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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How is hemangiomas diagnosed?

How is hemangiomas diagnosed?

Examination: It is raised collection of blood. Small ones are diagnosed by observation. Large ones may be also examined with a sonogram to detect the size. Small ones are removable with vascular laser. Large congenital hemangiomas are now treated with beta blockers. ...Read more

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What is strawberry hemangiomas?

What is strawberry hemangiomas?

Abnormal capillaries: An abnormal network of arterial and venous communications that lead to a red and raised area on your skin. Other than cosmetic, there is negligible consequence. ...Read more

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How risky is hemangioma in humans?

Depends on location: Some hemangiomas are not serious at all. Others because of their location can be a serious problem. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of hemangioma?

What are the symptoms of hemangioma?

On skin-visible: Hemangiomas (benign tumors of blood vessels) can occur on the skin (w/ or w/o involvement of the neurologic system)-visible, but not a symptom. Hemangiomas of the liver are common-usually no symptoms. If bleed or rupture can cause pain, fever, even shock. Hemangiomas of the brain are common; no symptoms unless they bleed. Then headache and neuro signs, sympts: depend on location and amt of bleed. ...Read more

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Is multiple hemangioma cureble & how?

Laser or surgery: Dpending on size and depth laser or electrosurgery can remove individual lesions. ...Read more

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What exactly are cavernous hemangiomas?

Blood Vessels Growth: Cavernous hemangiomas are a term used for infantile hemangiomas (ih, also called hemangiomas of infancy) that are localized deep in the skin. We currently prefer to use the term deep infantile hemangiomas. Infantile hemangiomas can also be superficial, or mixed (both superficial and deep). ...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?

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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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

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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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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