Deep H advice needed..please!!
I'm a first time parent and my 4 month old daughter has a deep tissue hemangioma on her right eyebrow. It was not present at birth and made its appearance around 7 weeks.
Initially, we thought she may have knocked her head on our shoulder or chin and gotten a bump from it. After two days, we took her to an urgent care and the doctor said he thought it was an infected hair follicle and prescribed antibiotics. This made her terribly sick with diarhea and forced us to start giving her soy formula for milk intolerance. Her GP then said he believed the bump to be a sebaceous cyst, while a dermatologist thought it was a dermoid cyst. The derm recommended an MRI at Children's Hospital in Denver.
The MRI showed the mass to be quite large and solid. The neurosurgeon we were referred to reccommened a quick excision, saying that he was pretty sure it was a "tumor" and that it was most likely a hemangioma. The day before the surgery, we met with a plastic surgeon who was going to be assisting. He said that he had been working with hemangiomas for years and that removal is too risky, so the surgery got cancelled. We were both relieved and disappointed. The feelings are very complex...
I'm worried about her vision, as it is very close to her eye. The plastic surgeon said we have to wait until she is about 5 for any type of surgery, and that no treatment is necessary at this time, so we are just waiting for involution...
Anyone else have a similar experience?? Will it involute completely? Is her's small enough to not need treatment?