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Hemangioma

Hemangiomas are benign tumors which result from overgrowth of blood vessels. They are categorized by the level of skin in which they reside. The types are superficial, mixed and deep. In only about 1% to 3% of individuals are hemangiomas present at birth. Most develop rapidly beginning at 1 to 2 months of age and continue growing until 6 to 9 months of age. After the rapid growth phase, the hemangiomas will spontaneously regress. Approximately 50% of hemangiomas will resolve by the time the child is 5 years old and 90% will resolve by age 9.

Diagnosis

The diagnosis is made clinically by the characteristic appearance of these vascular lesions. Superficial hemangiomas, also called strawberry hemangiomas, are bright red in color whereas deep hemangiomas have a bluish hue.

Management

Most hemangiomas will require no treatment. Lesions may be measured and photographed. They should be monitored for erosion if they are large in size. Hemangiomas located in area which interfere with vision, feeding or breathing may require treatment.

Treatment

Most hemangiomas will not require treatment because they are benign and will resolve without treatment. When treatment is required due to the critical location of the lesion options include surgery which is not often favored due to the resulting cosmetic defect, injections of corticosteroid, oral steroids, laser treatment, oral propranolol or interferon.

Coping

Hemangiomas are painless lesions so specific coping strategies are not necessary for the young patient affected. Parents, however, often need reassurance by being educated about the benign and self resolving nature of the lesions. Parents need to understand that there will be a period of rapid growth and that it can take years for the hemangioma to fully resolve. Parents also need to understand that unnecessary aggressive treatment can put their child at risk for side effects and result in permanent cosmetic defects.

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#12016-12-24

Attention by all staff.

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The doctor definitely has a wonderful bedside manner, so unexpected when a woman my age is dealing with aging vanity issues.

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Everything! I appreciate the fact that Dr. Ringpfeil has a great understanding of my medical condition and how it has affacted my skin. I look forward to seeing her for all my future dermatalogical needs. I really needed a wonderful dermatologist and am grateful to Dr. Sandorfi for referring me to Dr. Ringpfeil.

#52011-01-12 12:15:01

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Everyone was very attentive and I didn't feel rushed. Soothing atmosphere and even the temperature in the office and waiting room was perfect! The doctor exceeded my expectations - wonderful experience!

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Jennifer was very helpful and professional. I really appreciated her advice on my skincare.

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