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A tumor composed of blood vessels. Also known as capillary angioma.
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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.



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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Infantile hemangiomas appear after a baby is born, typically within a month.
Prospective study of the frequency of hepatic hemangiomas in infants with multiple cutaneous infantile hemangiomas. Pediatr Dermatol 2011;28:245-253.
Growth characteristics of infantile hemangiomas: implications for management.
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Review of topical beta blockers as treatment for infantile hemangiomas. Surv Ophthalmol 2016;61(1):51-8.
Tan, "Biology of Infantile Hemangioma," Frontiers in Surgery, vol.
The placental theory is attractive because it would explain the programmed life cycle of infantile hemangioma (IH).
After adjusting for gestational age and multiple gestations, the researchers found that infants born to mothers with gestational diabetes were more likely to have an infantile hemangioma (odds ratio, 1.79; P = .029).
KEY WORDS: Infantile hemangioma, Management, Combination of low dose oral Prednisolone with oral propranolol, Effectiveness.
Zhao et al., "Demographic and clinical characteristics and risk factors for infantile hemangioma: a Chinese case-control study," Archives of Dermatology, vol.
At the age of 3, the lesion began to grow and become more prominent and was assumed by the child's primary physician to be an infantile hemangioma. The child was treated with a short course of oral steroids, however, the lesion continued to grow and had enlarged rapidly over the prior several weeks.

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