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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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The med assistant and the doctor were very pleasant and I feel like I can leave knowing that I am ok and had an excellent exam

#12018-06-25

Time spent with doctor was longer than expected. Doctor said she liked Retin-A Micro.

#22011-03-30 10:03:23

Definitely the best overall dermatology practice I've seen (I've seen a lot). Very well run and obviously the Dr. is extremely expert and knowledgeable.

#32011-06-09 11:41:32

Dr. Ringpfeil

#42018-02-17

nope. i've been to a lot of dermas and i never felt so positive, hopeful. thank you!!!

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How competent and smart and nice the Dr. is. I was struck by that immediately.

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How great the Doctor was

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The ample amount of time that the dr spent talking to me

#92018-07-19

Dr. Ringpfeil is extremely knowledgeable about her field. She also put me at ease immediatley and made me feel quite at home. I will definatley return once a year for her to check me. Her assistant and the receptionists were most helpful and very nice and more than happy to comply with their patients' wishes. Should anyone be searching for a dermatologist, I highly recommend Dr. Ringpfeil.

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I was dissapointed when my appointment was cancelled because of the snow. I had to wait 6 weeks to get another appointment. I wish that I could have been worked in sooner.

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More appointment availability either early or later (before or after the normal 9-5 workday)

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Friday appointments with Dr. Ringpfiel

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I thought that consideration could have been made re: pricing of skin tag removal since I only had one tag removed.

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