What Are Hemangiomas?

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3. Congenital Hemangiomas

Congenital hemangiomas form before birth, in the uterus. They don’t experience rapid growth like infantile hemangiomas. Congenital hemangiomas are more common among Caucasian infants than African American or Asian babies. Males and females experience these tumors about equally.

Doctors categorize these masses as rapidly involuting congenital hemangiomas (RICH) or noninvoluting congenital hemangioma (NICH). RICH usually appear on the arms, legs, neck or head, and they shrink soon after birth. Sometimes surgery is required. NICH are very rare. They don’t shrink on their own and may need to be surgically removed.2Mulliken, MD, John B., and Odile Enjolras. ‘Congenital Hemangiomas and Infantile Hemangioma: Missing Links.’ Molecular and Cellular Mechanisms of Vascular Anomalies, Harvard School of Dental Medicine, June 2004, vascularanomalies.hsdm.harvard.edu/Publications/Mulliken8.pdf.

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