All You Need to Know About External Hemangiomas

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“Hemangiomas are birthmarks when the growths appear in the skin. They are known as vascular birthmarks because they are made up of extra blood vessels.These birthmarks are non-cancerous tumors that almost always cause no problems aside from their appearance. They also usually go away without treatment.”

“Hemangiomas can also occur inside the body. Another article will look at these in more detail. Doctors may call vascular birthmarks “infantile hemangiomas.” They almost always appear within the first few weeks of infancy, although only about 1 in 10 hemangiomas are on babies at birth. Some take longer to show because they are deeper in the skin.”

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