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Hemangioma

Hemangiomas are benign tumors which result from overgrowth of blood vessels. They are categorized by the level of skin in which they reside. The types are superficial, mixed and deep. In only about 1% to 3% of individuals are hemangiomas present at birth. Most develop rapidly beginning at 1 to 2 months of age and continue growing until 6 to 9 months of age. After the rapid growth phase, the hemangiomas will spontaneously regress. Approximately 50% of hemangiomas will resolve by the time the child is 5 years old and 90% will resolve by age 9.

Diagnosis

The diagnosis is made clinically by the characteristic appearance of these vascular lesions. Superficial hemangiomas, also called strawberry hemangiomas, are bright red in color whereas deep hemangiomas have a bluish hue.

Management

Most hemangiomas will require no treatment. Lesions may be measured and photographed. They should be monitored for erosion if they are large in size. Hemangiomas located in area which interfere with vision, feeding or breathing may require treatment.

Treatment

Most hemangiomas will not require treatment because they are benign and will resolve without treatment. When treatment is required due to the critical location of the lesion options include surgery which is not often favored due to the resulting cosmetic defect, injections of corticosteroid, oral steroids, laser treatment, oral propranolol or interferon.

Coping

Hemangiomas are painless lesions so specific coping strategies are not necessary for the young patient affected. Parents, however, often need reassurance by being educated about the benign and self resolving nature of the lesions. Parents need to understand that there will be a period of rapid growth and that it can take years for the hemangioma to fully resolve. Parents also need to understand that unnecessary aggressive treatment can put their child at risk for side effects and result in permanent cosmetic defects.

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#12016-11-07

I was very pleased with the service that was provided during my visit. No waiting, excellent service, thorough exam. Overall, it was a pleasure - not usually the case with most doctor's visits these days!

#22016-11-24

The Dr. listened and was patient. I was nervous!

#32017-05-02

The people are friendly and understand.

#42016-10-30

Staff was very friendly. The office is beautiful, organized, and very clean. I am very happy with my choice to see Dr. Ringpfeil!

#52017-03-07

The service was excellent. I really enjoyed my vist!

#62011-04-12 14:51:28

Everyone was very friendly and considerate. I did have to wait a little longer for the doctor to come in but the medical assistant was so polite and came in to offer me a magazine.

#72017-08-26

I liked that Dr.Ringpfeil answered all of my questions, and spent time with me going over all the problems.She is very helpful and knowlegable.

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Everyone is very nice.

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everyone was very friendly and didn't make me feel self conscious.

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When making the initial appointment and then calling to try to get it moved up (our of fear that I had a melanoma), I didn't think that one of the booking person(s) was particularly helpful or reassuring.

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Better parking?

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no suggestions, you are doing a good job

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You guys did great. This was a great experience for me

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Service was excellent, keep up your service as is.

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it's a little thing, but when you enter an office and ask the receptionist attending to you how are you, she say fine, but does not inquire how you are, and is not engaging, I just think its rude.

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I wasn't aware that you can register online as a new patient. Can you guys make new patience aware

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