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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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What exactly are cavernous hemangiomas?

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 and where exactly is a spinal hemangioma?

Vertebrae: Spine hemangiomas are benign areas of the vertebrae where there are areas of venous collections in the bone but not tumors. If large enough, they can cause potential weakness in the vertebrae if it were to be traumatized. ...Read more

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Can you tell me exactly when is it time to seek immediate help for liver hemangioma?

Can you tell me exactly when is it time to seek immediate help for liver hemangioma?

Why wait?: There's no time like the present! i would start with a gastroenterologist at one of the major academic medical centers in your city. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is hemangiomas?

What is hemangiomas?

Benign vessel mass: Abnormal overgrowth of blood vessels. Usually congenital and benign. ...Read more

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What are hemangiomas?

What are hemangiomas?

Collection ofvessels: A complex collection of blood vessels that usually are benign, and usually have a bening history. ...Read more

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How is hemangioma treated?

How is hemangioma treated?

For you or a baby?: In the past, in babies, often treatment involved doing nothing or taking steroids. Small ones not causing functional or cosmetic impairment need nothing . Oral Propranolol is now a fantastic option that works in many cases- it's been revolutionary in managing this problem. This can be given to infants and the earlier it is started, the better. Hemangioma in adults are rare and managed differently. ...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 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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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?

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 large can hemangiomas grow?

Variable: Hey can be obvious on the skin surface or internal. They can be microscopic or very large and physically debilitating or symptomatic. ...Read more

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What can I do about hemangiomas?

What can I do about  hemangiomas?

Surgery,laser: Surgery, laser, or medications can permanently get rid of hemangiomas. See a dermatologist or surgeon for advice. ...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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Do a lot of people get hemangiomas?

Do a lot of people get hemangiomas?

Not common: Hemangiomas are benign overgrowths of blood vessels. The most obvious are on the skin and occur in infancy. But some also occur internally, most not causing a problem, but some associated with inherited vascular overgrowths and internal bleeding with changes in bodily function. See your family doctor or pediatrician if you suspect a problem in this area. ...Read more

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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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What can be done about hemangiomas ?

Depends: It depends on the type and location of the lesion. If treatment is indicated, sclerotherapy and/or embolization are usually the best approaches. This requires evaluation by an experienced physician; and what kind of physician depends on the location of the lesion. ...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 can trigger cavernous hemangiomas?

What can trigger cavernous hemangiomas?

Trauma growth: By far most liver hemangioms do not cause any issues at all some are large and like any big complex of blood vessels a traumatic injury like car accident boxing or even skate board fall can break it open or rupture.... Also very rarely they will continue to grow and eventually rupture....These growing hemangiomas become cavernous and may require surgery to prevent unwanted rupture. ...Read more

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