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Old 05-22-2008, 02:10 PM
mrsg mrsg is offline
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Default hemangioma on top of the head???

Hello, I have a 10 week old aby. She has a bright red hemangioma on her back and another one on her arm. I have noticed that on the top of her head, there appears to be a bluish flat bruise-like mark. It is sort of circular in size, so it doesn't appear to be a vein. Seeing the dr tomorrow. But this scares me! What do they do for a hemangioma on the head, or rather just underneath the scalp?
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Old 05-23-2008, 01:43 AM
nickbar nickbar is offline
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I am glad you are seeing the doctor today. How did it go? Sorry I did not see your post until now. Did you get your questions answered? Often parents figure out they have more questions after leaving the doc office... either they forgot to ask or it didn't occur to them. It would be a good idea to request and MRI to see how involved the hemangioma is one the head and to rule out any internal hemangiomas. Internal h. are rare and often do not require treatment, but it is best to know. An MRI is typically routine when a child has three or more hemangiomas and/or is symptomatic.

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