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Old 04-27-2005, 06:26 PM
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Default Re: My baby has a strawberry hemangioma

Hi, all h. are very different as Elissa said. We can kind of guess based on typical or more common outcomes of other hemangiomas that are similar. The lesion you describe might be done growing. From what I've seen the lesions that stay small and are focal (contained boarders)and don't grow all that rapidly do not go thru another growth phase. I am not saying this is fact...just what I've witnessed. If you don't see growth by age 12 months you can feel pretty safe to say it is done growing. (very rarely do the lesions grow past 12 m...and usually in more complicated type lesions do we hear of cases past 1 year). You probably will start to see graying in the middle first...this is a good sign. The lesion will start to look dull...not so bright red.

Good luck and keep us posted.

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