What is Hemangioma?

Usually not present at birth, a hemangioma will appear during the first four months of life. It is the most common tumor of infancy.  

It is typically solitary, with the appearance of a strawberry or raspberry rising from the skin. Deeper lesions may have a bluish color. Although the majority of hemangiomas will gradually disappear, early evaluation and treatment consideration is necessary. Complications such as bleeding and ulceration, severe disfigurement, or interference with vision or breathing indicate medical and surgical intervention. In complex cases, we may recommend steroids, laser surgery, angiography or conventional surgery.

What is Lymphangioma?

Lymphangiomas are fluid-filled, yellowish tumors on the skin, composed of a mass of dilated lymph vessels. About 90 percent of the time, the tumor is evident at birth or appear before a child is two years old. The majority (approximately 75%) are located in the head and neck regions. Incidence of lymphangioma is estimated at around one per 10,000 live births.

There are three types: cystic lymphangioma (or cystic hygroma), lymphangioma cavernosum, and lymphangioma circumscriptum.  

Lymphangiomas result due to blockage of the lymphatic system.

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