A hemangioma is a birthmark that grows during the first year of life and fades over time.


The birthmark often appears as a rubbery, bright red nodule of extra blood vessels. It can appear on the face, scalp, chest, or back.


If a hemangioma interferes with vision or causes other symptoms, it can be treated with drugs or laser surgery.

Last Updated Jun 13, 2017

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