My daughter has a deep hemangioma on her chest and I am currently pregant with my second child. She is nearly 2 years old and it is about 3 cm diameter under the skin. The very small surface component has gone. It just looks like now she has a big lump under her skin. I am not sure when deep H usually involute??
I was wondering if anyone knows if I am more likely to have another child with a H? Does it run in families? Are there any known causes? once had a alternative Dr tell me it's due to excess copper but I haven't found anything about that anywhere. Sounded a bit weird to me.
This is often a topic of concern. During the q and a session at the 2007 Irivine Calf. conference our hemangioma experts addressed this question. The basic answer was that the studies have not found hereditary connection in families; however from the collective experience of our panel... they have seen trends in a small % of families. The trend would include all types of vasuclar malformations and tumors. One specialist estimated that if the common population had a 10% chance of hemangioma occurance, families with other previous cases may have closer to 20% chance. This was just an estimate based on the cases the specialist had seen over many years of practice and research. It was also agreed upon among the panel that in a situation where two siblings have hemangiomas, one tends to be much less serious than the other.
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im not sure about siblings since i only have one child with my husband, but i do know that in his family, his nephew, two cousins on his fathers side have them and two on his mothers side. our daughter had two when she was born. a rather large h on her shoulder and a smaller one on her neck.
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