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Hi. I assume you are talking about a hemangioma. If not, please write back to us. Since I don't have much room to write her, I will send you a nice link from the MayoClinic on Hemangiomas below. They are usually nothing to worry about unless they bleed or look infected. They usually do not require treatment.
http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/hemangioma/basics/definition/con-20028587 ...Read more
Depends: Some people say that 50% of them for better by age 5 and 70% by age 7. Every child is different. There are some treatments now that help to resolve the hemangiomas more quickly, such as oral propranolol. A pediatric dermatologist or ENT doctor or plastic surgeon can discuss with you some of these options. Not all hemangiomas completely fade away. In that case, laser treatment may be necessary. ...Read more
Vascular lesion: Cavernous hemangiomas are benign, slow-growing vascular (blood vessel) lesions that can occur in various places in the body. The blood vessels just grow that way sometimes! ...Read more
No: They can be followed they are hard to link convincingly to any symptoms they are usually incidental adymptomatic findings large ones can be watched small ones should be ignored. ...Read more
I seem to have hepatic hemangiomia, and its size is 1.1 inch. What do I need to care in my daily life? Thank you in advance.
Hemangioma liver: If asymptomatic, hepatic angiomas can be observed at this size with serial ultrasound. Large symptomatic lesions can be treated with resection, RF ablation or angioembolization of feeder vessels where appropriate. You should be assessed by a hepatic surgeon. Pregnant patients and women on hormonal therapy need to be followed carefully with imaging studies. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
This is best answered by a neurologist.
I am not aware of specific preventative measures. ...Read more
Benign neoplasia of small blood vessels.