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My daughter has cavernous hemangioma. How is this treated?

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Dr. Tanya Russo
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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