infantile hemangioma

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infantile hemangioma

A dull red benign lesion, usually present at birth or appearing within 2 to 3 months thereafter. This type of birthmark is usually found on the face or neck and is well demarcated from the surrounding skin. It grows rapidly and then regresses. It is caused by a proliferation of immature capillary vessels in active stroma. Synonym: strawberry hemangioma; strawberry mark; strawberry nevus (2)


If removal is necessary, plastic surgical excision using the carbon dioxide, argon, or potassium titanium oxide phosphate laser is effective in ablating this lesion.


The use of laser treatment necessitates observance of all laser safety precautions.
See also: hemangioma
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Christine Leaute Labreze, a Dermatologist from Bordeaux University Hospital, France, who shared her first observations around the efficacy of propranolol in certain types of infantile hemangiomas, in a 2008 letter featured in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM)[sup.
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