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Hemangioma

Also known as Angioma

A hemangioma is a benign, and usually a self-involuting tumor, (swelling or growth) of the endothelial cells that line blood vessels and is characterised by increased number of normal or abnormal vessels filled with blood. It usually appears during the first weeks of life and generally resolves by age 10. In more severe cases hemangiomas may leave residual tissue damage. In infancy, it is the most common tumor. The word "hemangioma" comes from the Greek haema- (αίμα), "blood"; angeio (αγγείο), "vessel"; -oma (-ωμα), "tumor".

Source: Wikipedia

What are the symptoms?

Within all the people who go to their doctor with hemangioma, 64% report having abnormal appearing skin, 50% report having skin lesion, and 38% report having skin moles. The symptoms that are highly suggestive of hemangioma are abnormal appearing skin, skin moles, skin growth, lymphedema, skin swelling, and skin dryness, peeling, scaliness, or roughness, although you may still have hemangioma without those symptoms.


What might my doctor prescribe?

Common Tests and Procedures

Patients with hemangioma often receive complete physical skin exam performed (ml), excision, excision of skin lesion, biopsy, wound care management, other diagnostic procedures (interview; evaluation; consultation), other diagnostic procedures on skin and subcutaneous tissue and magnetic resonance imaging .

Common Medications

The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with hemangioma include propranolol, tretinoin topical, imiquimod topical, fluocinonide topical, salicylic acid topical, sodium tetradecyl sulfate (sotradecol), chloral hydrate, retapamulin topical, hydroquinone topical, clindamycin topical product, desoximetasone topical, cyclopentolate ophthalmic and estrogens, conjugated (usp) / medroxyprogesterone .

Who is at risk?

Groups of people at highest risk for hemangioma include age < 1 years.

Age

< 1 years
5.8x
1-4 years
1.4x
5-14 years
0.6x
15-29 years
0.3x
30-44 years
0.8x
45-59 years
1.1x
60-74 years
1.2x
75+ years
0.7x

Sex

Male
0.8x
Female
1.2x

Race/Ethnicity

Black
0.3x
Hispanic
0.9x
White
1.2x
Other
0.9x
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