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Doctor insights on: Exactly Hemangiomas

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Dr. James Sidman
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Hemangioma (Definition)

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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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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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 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