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A tumor composed of blood vessels. Also known as capillary angioma.



a benign tumor of the blood vessels. Hemangiomas generally arise in early childhood from congenital redundant vascular rudiments. Hereditary and hormonal factors also play a part in the formation of hemangiomas, which are found most often in women and children. Hemangiomas of the cutaneous tissues are most common, but they sometimes spread to the underlying organs, passing from the skin to the mucous membrane and impairing the function of organs and tissues. They may also affect muscles and tendons, bone, and internal organs (most frequently the liver). Superficial hemangiomas look like pinkish red or purplish blue strawberry marks. Hemangiomas may ulcerate and bleed. Treatment involves surgery or removal by chemical, thermal, or radiation therapy.

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Topical propranolol therapy for infantile hemangiomas.
Hypothesis: the metastatic niche theory can elucidate infantile hemangioma development.
Looking at the trends over time revealed that the rates of gestational diabetes, assisted reproduction techniques, and progesterone use during pregnancy have all increased during the same 35-year period of increased infantile hemangioma incidence, Dr.
Seventy three patients fulfilling the inclusion/ exclusion criteria were enrolled to determine the outcome of combination of low dose oral Prednisolone with oral propranolol for the treatment of infantile hemangioma.
A prospective self-controlled phase II study of imiquimod 5% cream in the treatment of infantile hemangioma.
16) The pathological report in this case revealed a negative GLUT-1 staining, which argues against the diagnosis of infantile hemangioma and in favor of a pyogenic granuloma.
Jinnin M, Ishihara T, Boye E, Olsen BR: Recent progress in studies of infantile hemangioma.
In general, infantile hemangiomas "have a natural course of gradually involuting even without treatment," Dr.
Most infantile hemangiomas reach a maximum size of 0.
Perez Payarols J, Pardo Masferrer J, Gomez Be C: Treatment of life-threatening infantile hemangiomas with vincristine.
The treatment of infantile hemangioma with topical imiquimod was first described in the literature in 2004 in 10 patients; 4 achieved complete resolution, and 3 achieved excellent results (J.
Thrombocytopenic coagulopathy (Kasabach-Merritt phenomenon) is associated with Kaposiform hemangioendothelioma and not with common infantile hemangioma.

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