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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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Hemangioma of the L1 vertebral body. they say it is likely Benign? what does this mean. and should I be concerned

Hemangioma of the L1 vertebral body. they say it is likely Benign? what does this mean. and should I be concerned

Relax: These are birthmarks, on the bone instead of the skin. Famously harmless. The risk of it turning nasty is so low it's not even worth thinking about. ...Read more

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Hemangioma benign pelvic tumor may i know it s treatment it causes pain also my mom is 74years old she is diabetic?

Hemangioma benign pelvic tumor may i know it s treatment it causes pain also  my mom is 74years old she is diabetic?

Need to be sure that: "hemangioma" is the cause of the pain. There are surgicalm radiofrequency, and radiation methods of obliterating a finding, but it may not affect her pain. Severe diabetics can have vrey painful diabetic neuropathy. Dm & hemangioma not related, and neither may be the cause of her pain. Consult a pain specialist too. ...Read more

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8mm hyper enhancing focus of liver flash filling hemangioma. Is that benign?

Yes: Liver hemangiomas are benign, common, and harmless. Angiosarcomas, the malignant counterpart, is extremely rare and not treatable in any case. ...Read more

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What does this mean? "we'll circumscribed 1.9lesion bright t1/t2 lesion in vertebral body s1 is a benign hemangioma. Do i need surgery? Should i worry

No worry.: Benign hemangioma means a tumor of the blood vessels that is not going to hurt you. No surgery or further treatment is likely needed. ...Read more

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What does a radiologist mean by "benign or malignant neoplasm" of the liver? Hemangiomas have been ruled out.

What does a radiologist mean by "benign or malignant neoplasm" of the liver? Hemangiomas have been ruled out.

We are not sure: Sometimes imaging can be 100% accurate in diagnosing a liver lesion simply based on its appearance. However, this is not always the case. Some lesions have a non-specific appearance and may need further work up to diagnose. That work up may include more imaging, biopsy, or just continued surveillance (if we think the lesion is most likely benign). ...Read more

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Can a benign silghtly echogenic liver hemangioma seen in ultrasound grow from 1.7 cm to 2 cm in about 1-1/2 months?

Can a benign silghtly echogenic liver hemangioma seen in ultrasound grow from 1.7 cm to 2 cm in about 1-1/2 months?

Maybe, maybe not: Ultrasound is useful but has an error rate based on the examiner's methods. Angulation involves the movement of probe back and forth to better visualize various tissues. A cyst or growth can appear to be x cm on one angulation and x+y on another angulation. So, to compare two different exams, the techniques must have been identical (hard to accomplish with ultrasound). I recommend MRI or CT ...Read more

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What does, t1 hyperintense bone lesion in the first thoracic vertebral body is most likely a benign hemangioma , mean?

What does, t1 hyperintense bone lesion in the first thoracic vertebral body is most likely a benign hemangioma , mean?

Incidental finding: This is an incidental finding that would be unrelated to reason for the test. It is a benign and common finding in bone that does not progress to anything. Just a "it's there"'comment by the radiologist. ...Read more

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Do i need surgery? I have a 7mm osteoma in the midline left frontal sinus.There is an additional 8mm osteoma or benign hemangioma in the midline frontal calvarium. Ave

Do i need surgery? I have a 7mm osteoma in the midline left frontal sinus.There is an additional 8mm osteoma or benign hemangioma in the midline frontal calvarium.



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Osteomas : Osteomas are benign, slowly growing, and rarely need surgery in general unless they are symptomatic (usually pain by expanding into sensitive lining tissue of the sinus) or creating functional obstruction by blocking the natural pathways that the frontal sinus drains into the nose. In your case this is probably not the case and it could easily be monitored by ct imaging at extended intervals. ...Read more

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My pelvic MRI states that I have a 1.9cm bright t1 bright t2 lesion in vertebral body s1 benign hemangioma. Does it cause pain & where is it located?

No: No, these do not cause pain typically and are found in 11% of people . They are a common benign blood vessel tumor typically seen in the vertebral bodies of the spine and yours is in the body of s1 or sacrum 1 vertebral body. ...Read more

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Have hashimoto's; demyelinating brain lesions, one atypical; benign vertebral lesions, one atypical hemangioma. R these connected, or possible MS too?

Have hashimoto's; demyelinating brain lesions, one atypical; benign vertebral lesions, one atypical hemangioma. R these connected, or possible MS too?

Not connected: Hemangiomas and multiple sclerosis lesions can be difficult to differentiate on mri. Brain lesions of the demyelinating type are usually caused by multiple sclerosis but need to be diagnosed carefully, especially when atypical. Hemangiomas and multiple sclerosis are not connected. ...Read more

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What questions do I ask the doctor about my 10 month old girl having a benign hemangioma vascular breast tumor?

It is an uncommon en: Hemangiomas are benign growths which frequently regress as the baby grows in age. Sometimes they may continue to growth and require treatmnt. There are very few doctors who are familiar with their managment. So if it is growing, you should seek a second opinion ask to be referred to a children's hospital in a major city like in philadelphia or boston where there are known experts who can guide you. ...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

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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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