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Old 08-11-2004, 05:39 PM
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I have a 7 year old daughter with a large hemangioma on the left side of her chest. It was the size of an eraser tip at birth and grew quickly. Every doctor said it would "go away". About 3 years ago, we discovered Dr. Waner. He looked at pictures of her -H- and said it would be best to wait until after puberty to do anything because the -H- goes around the nipple. Any laser treatment or surgery could damage breast tissue and affect her development. We saw Dr. Hollier (pediatric plastic surgeon) in our area (Houston). His recommendation was the same as Dr. Waner's. As she gets older, it affects her more and more. Have any doctors said anything about waiting until after puberty to you?
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