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Old 08-30-2008, 05:49 PM
nickbar nickbar is offline
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I am not a physican, but I can tell you this is most likely not a hemangioma. I assume you are an adult... and hemangiomas appear in infacy and go through growth and involution in early childhood. Some h. can leave signs of atrophied skin/scarring, etc., but they do not look like your picture into adulthood. It is common for doctors with limited exposure to vascular lesions to label malformations as "hemangiomas"...but there is a great difference. I would recommend that you contact "ask the expert", Dr. Fishman or Dr. Rosen for an opinion on what type of birthmark you are dealing with.

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