Get hemangioma treatment in Mumbai from Dr. Tushar Thorat
A hemangioma is a benign mass of abnormal blood vessels. It usually appears as a small patch, then grows rapidly over the first year of life.
They tend to grow rapidly for the first year and then slowly shrink over time without treatment. Most hemangiomas leave little trace by 5-10 years of age. For this reason, surgery to remove a hemangioma is rarely needed, unless it is over eyes or airways.
Almost 50% disappear by the age of 5 and the vast majority are gone by age 10. Up to 50% of children with hemangiomas have ongoing skin issues such as scarring, skin discoloration, and tissue wasting (atrophy).