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Old 04-16-2010, 11:55 PM
EFMama EFMama is offline
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Default Hemangioma in involution

Just wanted to share this pic from today of my 21 month old's forehead hemangioma. The gray spots indicating involution are starting to be quite prominent! We're happy to see the signs that involution is starting. It's also not feeling as warm to the touch.
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Me - Aimee - Spot on liver
Elliot, 9/20/06 - H on back (nearly gone)
Felix, 7/28/08 - H on forehead (in involution)
Taking the 'wait and see' approach, for now.
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Old 04-17-2010, 01:38 AM
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Hi there! Yes, certainly looks like involution to me! Isn't it amazing that they get redder and redder every day for so long, and all of a sudden start to go the other way??? I noticed that you have a couple of children with hemangiomas...we are in the same boat. I have 4 daughters and 3 of them have hemangiomas. My 5 year old has one on her upper lip that has required treatment (ulcerated as a baby). She will also be having surgery some time this year. Both of my 14 month old twins have hemangiomas too. One has a pretty big one all over her hand and wrist...we are taking the "wait and see" approach. It has already involuted quite a bit. Her twin sister has a small one her arm. Isn't that weird? Anyway, good luck with your son's hemangioma!
Shannon
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Old 04-26-2010, 03:55 PM
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Thank you so much for posting this update! My 12 month old daughter has one almost identical to your son's, in the exact same location too. The only difference is that hers is compound and has a component underneath the skin as well.

It's so encouraging to see this, as I am hoping for involution before it causes any psychological trauma to her.

Your boys are adorable! (I've seen your other posts too..)
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Old 07-01-2010, 09:33 PM
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We had our 3rd follow-up visit this week. He said it looks great and agreed that it's starting to break down. Next follow up is in a year instead of 6 months like previous. He said again that Felix may need corrective surgery to remove slight bagging of the skin pocket left behind once the H involutes completely, and that would be around school age, he figures.

Picture is from last weekend, 23 months old.
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Me - Aimee - Spot on liver
Elliot, 9/20/06 - H on back (nearly gone)
Felix, 7/28/08 - H on forehead (in involution)
Taking the 'wait and see' approach, for now.

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Old 07-02-2010, 01:17 AM
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Aw. He looks wonderful!

What a happy boy!

Missy
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