Despite the naming, a congenital Hemangioma actually has nothing to do with a Hemangioma (infantile Hemangioma).
Congenital means innate; a congenital Hemangioma is present at birth. Characteristic is a lighter edge or a 'halo' to the drift. There are 2 types of congenital hemangiomas; one that (largely) quickly goes away and one that remains, in other words the  rapid' involuting congenital hemangiomas (RICH) and the 'non involuting congenital hemangiomas' (NICH). The type can't  be determined immediately. Only time will tell this. These vascular abnormalities are benign and in principle need no treatment. When in doubt to the diagnosis a biopsy can be done (skin sample for microscopic examination).







 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Congenital Hemangioma in flank and infantile Hemangioma in face

 

Despite the naming, has a congenital Hemangioma actually has nothing to do with a Hemangioma (infantile Hemangioma). Congenital means innate; a congenital Hemangioma is present at birth. Characteristic is a lighter edge or a ' halo ' to the drift. There are 2 types of congenital hemangiomas; one that is (largely) quickly goes away and one that remains, in other words the ' rapid ' involuting congenital hemangiomas (RICH) and the non involuting congenital hemangiomas (NICH). You don't know in advance what form it is, only time will tell. This vascular abnormalities are benign and in principle need no treatment. When in doubt to the diagnosis a biopsy can be done (skin sample for microscopic examination).

 

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