The Vascular Birthmarks Foundation

Dr. Linda Rozell-Shannon, PhD President and Founder

What is it?

A congenital hemangioma is a bundle of thin walled blood vessels that is present at birth. Congenital hemangiomas can be seen on prenatal ultrasound, do not grow after birth, and some shrink on their own. Congenital hemangiomas occur equally in males and females and are less common than infantile hemangiomas.
  • Bundle of thin walled blood vessels close to the surface of the skin
  • Always present at birth
  • Can be seen on fetal ultrasound
  • Growth is complete at birth
  • Less common than infantile hemangiomas