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Old 03-18-2009, 04:08 AM
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Hi,

I am hoping someone out there knows a good doctor here in Las Vegas that has treated patients with a hemangioma.
I was diagnosed in PA when I was 17 years old and my doctor told me that because the hemangioma was laying on my nerves nothing could be done. However, I am now 36 years old and the pain is getting worse, so I am hoping that there are more advanced medical procedures now.
I have been referred to a vascular surgeon by my primary physician but would like more input from folks with hemangiomas.

Thank you.
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Old 03-19-2009, 12:28 AM
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Hello,

I do not know of specialists in Nevada; the closest vascular birthmark specialist would likely be Dr. Frieden:
Dr. Ilona Frieden
University of California at San Francisco
Box 0316
San Francisco, CA 94115
friedeni@derm.ucsf.edu
Nurse: Louise Crotwell 415-353-7823
A pediatric dermatologist who treats all birthmarks with a special interest in vascular anomalies. Office includes a multidisciplinary vascular anomalies team: dermatology, plastics, interventional radiology, and ENT.
www.bvac.ucsf.edu

Please do take advantage of the 'ask the expert' section on this website to get opinions on your case.

I would suspect that you do not have a true hemangioma if this was diagnosed at age 17. True hemangiomas are present at birth or shortly after, grow and then involute. It isn't uncommon for the term "hemangioma" to be used incorrectly to describe vascular lesions. A proper diagnosis will allow you to research the proper treatment options.

Please feel free to email me if you have any questions
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