Hemangioma is an abnormal buildup of blood vessels in the skin or internal organs. It is a reddish-purple raised mark on the skin. A hemangioma is a benign and usually self-associated tumor (swelling or growth) of cells that line blood vessels. Hemangioma is also called hemangioma in Hindi and usually appears in the first week of life. The self-associated tumor eventually disappears.
It is also known by these names Cavernous hemangioma, Strawberry nevus, Birthmark – hemangioma, hemangioma.
Hemangioma seen more often in premature babies
A hemangioma is a birthmark that grows during the first year of life and goes away with time. It can appear on the face, head, chest or back.
Most hemangiomas disappear on their own. In rare cases, hemangioma can interfere with vision or cause other symptoms, and can be treated with medications or laser surgery.
A hemangioma is a noodle that is formed by blood vessels. Hemangiomas occur most commonly in the first day or first week after birth. They are most often found on the head or neck, but they can also develop on internal organs, most commonly in the liver.
If a hemangioma occurs during the first weeks after birth, it is said to be growing. However, they usually stop growing after a few weeks. Most hemangiomas gradually disappear. Only some hemangioma cause complications such as ulcers, scarring or bleeding.
Cause of Hemangioma
Hemangioma are present in about a third of babies at birth. The remainder appear in the first several months of life.
Hemangioma can be:
- Above the skin folds ( capillary hemangioma capillary hemangioma)
- Deep in the skin (cavernous hemangioma)
- Mix of both
Symptoms of Hemangioma
- Red-purple bumps on the skin
- A large, raised tumor with blood vessels
- Most hemangioma occur on the face and neck
Examinations and Tests for Hemangioma
Doctors perform a physical exam to diagnose a hemangioma. If a buildup of blood vessels is deep inside the body, a CT or MRI scan may be needed.
Hemangioma may occur with other rare conditions. Other tests may be done to check for associated problems.
Treatment of Hemangioma
- Most small or demarcated hemangioma may not require treatment. They often go away on their own and the appearance of the skin is normal. Sometimes, a laser may be used to remove small blood vessels.
- Caveal hemangiomas that block the eyelid and vision can be treated with laser or steroid injections. This allows the vision to develop normally. Large clustered hemangioma or mixed hemangiomas can be treated with steroids, which are taken by mouth.
- Taking beta blocker drugs can help reduce the size of the hemangioma.
- Small, reddish-purple raised bumps on superficial skin often disappear on their own. About half disappear by age 5, and almost all disappear after age 9.
Possible complications of hemangioma
- Bleeding (especially if the hemangioma is bruised)
- Breathing and eating problems
- Psychological problems from the appearance of the skin
- Secondary infections and wounds
- Visible changes in the skin
- Eye problem
If there is a red-purple raised mark (hemangioma) on the skin, less should be consulted with the doctor
All birthmarks, including hemangiomas, should be evaluated by your doctor during a routine examination.
Eyelid hemangioma that can cause vision problems should be treated soon after birth. Hemangioma that interfere with eating or breathing also need to be treated quickly.
There is no known way to prevent hemangioma.
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