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Dr. James Sidman
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Hemangioma (Overview)

A birthmark often appearing as a rubbery, bright red nodule of extra blood vessels.


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What is the definition of a small hemangiomas?

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

Dr. James Sidman
860 Doctors shared insights

Hemangioma (Overview)

A birthmark often appearing as a rubbery, bright red nodule of extra blood vessels.


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How big does a splenic hemangioma have to be before it causes upper left abdominal pain?

How big does a splenic hemangioma have to be before it causes upper left abdominal pain?

Depends: Splenic hemangioma as the most common benign spleen condition. However, the condition can also be associated with other systemic condition such as: Klippel-Trénaunay-Weber syndrome, and Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome. Depending on the size of hemangioma, he can cause splenic infarction or rupture, which can cause pain. ...Read more

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Is cherry hemangioma a symptom of cirrhosis?

Is cherry hemangioma a symptom of cirrhosis?

Cherry hemangioma: Benign vascular growth on skin as opposed to spider angiomata associated with liver disease. ...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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Can you get a liver hemangioma diagnosis by CT scan?

Can you get a liver hemangioma diagnosis by CT scan?

Yes: Hemangiomas of the liver can be diagnosed with ct, mri, and ultrasound. ...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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I have a hemangioma lesion on liver found on scan also gallstones in gallbladder swollen abdomen bk pain flank pain what test now need doing?

Hemangioma Gallstone: The hemangioma does not cause symptoms and needs no further evaluation or treatment. You can forget about it unless you ever need a liver biopsy for an unrelated issue or have abdominal trauma (because it could bleed if injured). The gallstones may be causing your symptoms and a hida scan might be useful to see if the stones are blocking the opening in the gallbladder that lets them out. ...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 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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Does a hepatic hemangiomas mean I will have chronic liver problems?

Does a hepatic hemangiomas mean I will have chronic liver problems?

Not necessarily: Hemangioma is a common benign clump of vessels (benign tumor) often congenital; can be single or multiple; can be superficial or deep, large or small. Usually without symptoms-incidental finding on some imaging study; more common in women; may be affected by hormones, bcp, ivf; usually no rx needed; can bleed or pain-rx is surgical or radiologic; not associated w/ca, cirrhosis w/o other causes. ...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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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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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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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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Is deralin an effective treatment of hemangiomas?

Yes: Propranolol has been studied in infantile hemangiomas and found to decrease the size, color and elevation. There are side effects. ...Read more

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Do hepatic hemangioma have alternative treatments?

Alternative to what?: Do you mean "complementary and alternative", "holistic" rx?
None has shown evidence of effectiveness. ...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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My almost 9 month old needs to take beta blockers for her hemangioma, I am very worried about this drug, can this cause major negative side effects?

My almost 9 month old needs to take beta blockers for her hemangioma, I am very worried about this drug, can this cause major negative side effects?

Hemangioma: Beta blocker drug Propranolol is being widely used for treatment of hemangioma. Treating doctor decides depending on the size, location and severity of the hemangiona. Smaller ones needs only follow up.

The side effects can be: lowering of blood pressure, heart rate and blood sugar; cold extremities, restless sleep, constipation.
The other important side effect can be bronchospasm or wheezing. ...Read more

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What is a cerebral cavernous hemangiomas?

Large vasc abn brain: Cavernous implies large sized (as these things go); hemangioma is a vascular (blood vessel) abnormality enlarged thinner walled capillaries, a benign tumor; cerebral: in the brain. May have no symptoms, until they do-seizure, stroke, possibly death. Can be genetic component, family to be checked. See pmd first, then-neurologist, maybe neurosurgeon and/or interventional radiologist. ...Read more

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What risks are associated with hemangioma of the liver during pregnancy?

Probably none: Unlike hepatic adenomas, the risk of pregnany related increase in size and associated bleeding is minimal to none. ...Read more

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Is there a way to prevent getting cherry hemangioma?

Good question: Also known as cambell de morgan spots. C de m was a surgeon and he noticed these spots on the belly of people that he was operating on for cancer. He thought that they were the skin insignia of cancer. This was later debunked. Since they do tend to occur as we get older, they may well be caused by oxidative stress. The only way of helping graceful age is ----you got it! Appropriate diet. ...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?

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?

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