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A hemangioma is a benign and usually self-involuting tumor (swelling or growth) of the endothelial cells that line blood vessels that is characterised by increased number of normal or abnormal vessels filled with blood. It usually appears in the first weeks of life and grows most rapidly over the first six months. Usually, growth is complete and involution has commenced by twelve months. Half of all infantile hemangiomas have completed involution by age five, 70% by age seven, and most of the remainder by age twelve. In more severe cases hemangiomas may leave residual tissue damage. In infancy, it is the most common tumor. The word "hemangioma" comes from the Greek haema- (a?µa), "blood"; angeio (a??e??), "vessel"; -oma (-?µa), "tumor".


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Basic information:

http://www.healthline.com/health/hemangioma hemangioma

http://www.medicinenet.com/image-collection/hemangioma_1_picture/picture.htm hemangioma

http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/hemangioma/home/ovc-20202394 hemangioma

https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/001459.htm hemangioma

http://www.abta.org/brain-tumor-information/types-of-tumors/hemangioma.html?referrer=https://www.google.co.in/american brain tumor association hemangioma

http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/guide/red-birthmarks hemangioma

http://www.aao.org/eye-health/diseases/hemangioma hemangioma


https://www.vbiny.org/vascular-birthmarks/hemangiomas hemangioma

http://www.news-medical.net/health/hemangioma-causes.aspx hemangioma


Advanced information:

http://www.dermnetnz.org/vascular/haemangioma.html infantile hemangioma

http://orthoinfo.aaos.org/topic.cfm?topic=a00630 american academy of orthopedic surgeons

http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1083849-overview infantile hemangioma

http://www.aapos.org/terms/conditions/30 american association for pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus capillary hemangioma

http://www.chw.org/medical-care/birthmarks-and-vascular-anomalies-center/conditions/infantile-hemangiomas/ infantile hemangioma


http://www.eyecancer.com/conditions/2/choroidal-hemangioma the eye cancer foundation choroidal hemangioma

http://radiopaedia.org/articles/primary-intraosseous-haemangioma primary intraosseous haemangioma

http://www.aocd.org/?page=hemangiomas american osteopathic college of dermatology

http://hemangiomatreatment.org/vascular-birthmarks/what-is-a-hemangioma/ the hemangioma treatment foundation

http://patient.info/doctor/haemangiomata-of-skin haemangiomata of skin

http://diseases.jensenlab.org/entity?network=10&textmining=10&type1=-26&type2=9606&id1=doid:255 human genes for hemangioma

http://www.caa.tuwien.ac.at/cvl/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/tr115.pdf automatic assessment of lesion development in hemangioma follow-up images by Sebastian zambanini



http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/136/4/e1060 pediatrics,october 2015, volume 136 / issue 4 from the american academy of pediatrics clinical report:diagnosis and management of infantile hemangioma by david h. Darrow, arin k. Greene, anthony j. Mancini, amy j. Nopper, the section on dermatology, section on otolaryngology–head and neck surgery, and section on plastic surgery

http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/nejmoa1404710#t=article a randomized, controlled trial of oral propranolol in infantile hemangioma by christine léauté-labrèze, m.d et al., n engl j med 2015; 372:735-746february 19, 2015doi: 10.1056/nejmoa1404710

http://pubs.rsna.org/doi/full/10.1148/rg.242035079 hemangioma from head to toe: mr imaging with pathologic correlation by joan c. Vilanova, md et al., march 2004 volume 24, issue 2doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1148/rg.242035079

http://www.scielo.br/scielo.php?script=sci_arttext&pid=s0103-64402010000400015 braz. Dent. J. Vol.21 no.4 ribeirão preto 2010 http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/s0103-64402010000400015 lip cavernous hemangioma in a young child by érica dorigatti de avila et al

http://www.indianpediatrics.net/mar2013/mar-307-313.htm propranolol therapy for infantile hemangioma by nivedita gunturi et al., indian pediatr 2013;50: 307-313

http://perspectivesinmedicine.cshlp.org/content/1/1/a006460.full infantile hemangioma—mechanism(s) of drug action on a vascular tumor by shoshana greenberger and joyce bischoff doi: 10.1101/cshperspect.a006460

http://www.omicsgroup.org/journals/primary-intraosseous-cavernous-hemangioma-of-the-proximal-tibia-a-rare-case-report-2165-7920-1000574.php?aid=60141 shetty v, kushalappa ks, jayaprakash shetty b (2015) primary intraosseous cavernous hemangioma of the proximal tibia: a rare case report.j clin case rep 5: 574. Doi:10.4172/2165-7920.1000574

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Kumbhar s, saraf r, limaye u. Middle ear and mastoid hemangioma treated by neurointerventional techniques. Indian j otol [serial online] 2013 [cited 2016 may 17];19:85-7. Available from: http://www.indianjotol.org/text.asp?2013/19/2/85/113512

Alsuwaidan sn. Phaces syndrome in association with airway hemangioma: first report from saudi arabia and literature review. Ann thorac med [serial online] 2012 [cited 2016 may 17];7:44-7. Available from: http://www.thoracicmedicine.org/text.asp?2012/7/1/44/91555

http://www.scopemed.org/fulltextpdf.php?mno=206554 oral pyogenic granuloma: one reactive hyperplastic lesion of the gingival by suryakanta narendra et al., international journal of research in medical sciences narendra s et al. Int j res med sci. 2015 dec;3(12):3863-3868 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.18203/2320-6012.ijrms20151227

Shahid m, nisar n, saremian j. Cavernous hemangiomatous polyp of uterus: a report of case and review of literature. Indian j pathol microbiol [serial online] 2016 [cited 2016 may 17];59:220-2. Available from: http://www.ijpmonline.org/text.asp?2016/59/2/220/182024

Rastogi r. Diffuse cavernous hemangioma of the penis, scrotum, perineum, and rectum - a rare tumor. Saudi j kidney dis transpl [serial online] 2008 [cited 2016 may 17];19:614-8. Available from: http://www.sjkdt.org/text.asp?2008/19/4/614/41323

http://www.hindawi.com/journals/criot/2012/305172/ case reports in otolaryngology
volume 2012 (2012), article id 305172, 3 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/305172 case report:capillary hemangioma of the middle ear: one case report and review of the literature by h. Nouri

Murugan l, samson r s, chandy m j. Management of symptomatic vertebral hemangiomas : review of 13 patients. Neurol india [serial online] 2002 [cited 2016 may 17];50:300. Available from: http://www.neurologyindia.com/text.asp?2002/50/3/300/1437


other helpful resources(support groups):

http://hemangiomaeducation.org/ hemangioma investigator group


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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vront3rqad4 upper eyelid hemangioma

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