Tip 121: capillary haemangioma

Capillary haemangioma describes a benign condition affecting cutaneous blood vessels. They are proliferative lesions that develop shortly after birth.

Over 80% occur on the head and neck area. They grow to 80% of maximum size in the first three months. Most stop growing at ~5 months but some keep growing for up to 18 months.

External link: DermNet New Zealand Trust, Infantile Haemangioma

First published: 09/06/14

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