Essay On Hemangioma

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Hemangioma is a common type of. It is a tumor-like birthmark of cells called endothelial cells. You can get hemangioma anywhere in your body. Most appear during the first weeks of life, and then grows rapidly for 6-12 months. They start to shrink which may take 7 years. Tumor regression is complete in 50% of children by age five and 70% by age seven. By the time a child is ten or twelve the tumor is always complex. Some fat tissue or thin skin may remain. Hemangioma isn’t like a disease, it’s just kind of like a rare infection. Hemangioma is not hereditary, but 10% of infants have a family history of these birthmarks. No known food, drug, or activity can cause Hemangioma. Hemangioma is a collection of extra blood vessels in the skin. The symptoms for this oversized birthmark symptoms are: nausea, vomiting, abdominal discomfort, loss of appetite, unexplained weight loss, and a feeling of fullness in the abdomen. Treatments are a gel with the drug timolol applied to the affected skin, Corticosteroid medication, and Laser…show more content…
Proliferating lesions are often compressible, but fairly firm. Many deep hemangiomas may have a few superficial capillaries visible evident over the primary deep component or surrounding venous prominence. Deep hemangiomas have a tendency to develop a little later than superficial hemangiomas and may have longer and later proliferative phases as well. Deep hemangiomas rarely ulcerate, but can cause issues depending on their location, size and growth. Deep hemangiomas near sensitive structures can cause compression of softer surrounding structures during the proliferative phase, such as the external ear canal and the eyelid. Mixed hemangiomas are simply a combination of superficial and deep hemangiomas, and may not be evident for several months. Patients may have any combination of superficial, deep or mixed infantile

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