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What is a hemangioma birthmark on a baby?

Stuart A. Linder, MD
Plastic Surgery
A hemangioma birthmark on a baby is a benign lesion of endothelial proliferation of blood vessels with spontaneous involution and resolution over time. In fact, about 50% resolve by 5 years of age, and 90% by 10 years of age. They may appear as a strawberry appearance or darkish blue when deeper under the skin. Most are on the head and neck area and are asymptomatic except for the appearance of a red to purple/red elevated lesion on the skin.

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