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Old 05-31-2011, 10:49 PM
PaperDoll PaperDoll is offline
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Default Scalp Hemangioma with lump underneath?

My son is seven weeks old and has two hemangiomas on his head. One is near his soft spot, and it is starting to form a lump underneath it (not part of the hemangioma, it is flesh colored and seems to be under the scalp). We are taking him to the ped tomorrow to see if anything needs to be done. Does anyone have any experience with this?

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Old 06-01-2011, 12:48 AM
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Hi and welcome!

Let us know how your appointment goes tomorrow. I'm not sure I can picture what you're describing ... the lump is separate from the birthmark?

A photo might bring you more responses and help, if you can manage one. In any case, good luck tomorrow!

Missy
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Old 06-01-2011, 01:25 AM
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It sounds like a compound hemangioma. Part of it is on top of the skin and the other part is underneath. My daughter had one on her scalp right in front of her soft spot.

You can email me if you have any questions! Katiegalvin02@yahoo.com
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Old 06-01-2011, 03:45 AM
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Hi again! Thanks for the welcome!

Missy - The lump is attached, but it's not red. Just raised, like a bubble under his scalp. I will take a photo.

KatieG - Thank you. I guess that's what it is? Did your DD have to undergo any additional testing because of this?

DS's appt is tomorrow with his ped. I will update...

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Old 06-01-2011, 07:41 PM
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I agree, this sounds like a deep hemangioma. Often called a compound hemangioma if there is both red superfical portion and deep lump under the skin. Please let us know how the appt. goes. If you would like to send a picture via email, feel free to contact me directly
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Old 06-01-2011, 08:40 PM
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Hi again everyone.

Ped referred me to a specialist, just to be sure. What can I expect at that appointment? Ultrasound? MRI? What is the norm?

What happens when they are considered "deep & compound"?
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Old 06-01-2011, 10:14 PM
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I emailed you earlier, but my daughter did not have to have any further testing done. We did see a specialist and have it removed, but it was not mandatory.
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