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

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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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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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 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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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 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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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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No cord compression. Vertebral bodies and spinal cord anormal.spinal canal adequate. A hemangioma in the T6 vertebral body is noted. What does this me?

No cord compression. Vertebral bodies and spinal cord anormal.spinal canal adequate. A hemangioma in the T6 vertebral body is noted. What does this me?

Mostly benign: Vertebral hemangiomas are benign vascular malformations that displace the adjacent bone. They are usually asymptomatic and typically no treatment is necessary. Acute symptoms may occur from secondary compression fracture, sudden mass effect, and internal hemorrhage. With these secondary effects, there are invasive and noninvasive therapeutic options. ...Read more

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