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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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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 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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What do you suggest if my child has cavernous hemangioma.?

Pediatric derm.: I suggest a pediatric dermatologist at a center that excels in vascular abnormalities in children. This may seem a very specialized doctor, and it is because this is where you will get the most options for treatment. You live in a big city with several excellent children's hospital centers nearby. Go on-line and seek a pediatric dermatologist that specializes in vascular malformations in children. ...Read more

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What is a cerebral cavernous hemangiomas?

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 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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My daughter has cavernous hemangioma. How is this treated?

Hemangiomas: Cavernous hemangiomas tend to get larger for the first 6 months after birth, and usually start to regress (shrink) on their own over the next several months to years. When these vascular lesions enlarge rapidly (can threaten airway, eye, or other structures) they are sometimes treated with steroids or laser. Otherwise, they are carefully observed. Treatment for cosmetic purposes may vary. ...Read more

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What is the difference between capillary and cavernous hemangioma?

What is the difference between capillary and cavernous hemangioma?

Top vs bottom: Cappillary hemangiomas are in the top skin layers and cavernous deeper in the skin, see: http://goo. Gl/vivep. ...Read more

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What is the best procedure to treat a cavernous hemangioma of spinal cord?

Depends: If it is small or not causing nerve pressure or leading to weakness of the spinal column it can be observed. If it is causing such problems, it is removed by surgery. Depending on size and location, a fusion may be necessary. A spine surgeon can provide the options in an individual's case. ...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 the chance a retinal cavernous hemangioma is acquired in early childhood versus congenital?

Probably congenital: Retinal cavernous hemangioma is a benign retinal vascular tumor that is believed to be congenital and inherited (autosomal dominant). These lesions can be associated with similar central nervous system vascular anomalies, as well as skin vascular malformations. There are usually not symptomatic or progressive, and are probably most often found incidentally during a routine eye exam. ...Read more

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Had a stg 1A/grade1 ovary mucus tumor 2013. Now have a 2.8x1.9cm cavernous hemangioma in 7th liver segment. T2 hyperintense/well margined. Thoughts?

Unrelated conditions: Ovarian cancer in general has no association with cavernous hemangiomas of liver regardless of the stage of ovarian disease. One has to periodically check pelvis for possible recurrence of ovarian disease even if unlikely. Most hepatic hemangiomas are small and asymptomatic at the time of diagnosis, and they are likely to remain that way. In addition, malignant transformation has not been seen ...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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