What Is a Hemangioma?
Hemangioma is a blood vessel formation disorder that can occur in any tissue in the body. This hemangioma can be entered in a group of benign tumors but is not like cancer but is a lump that forms from blood vessels.
Although classified as a benign tumor, hemangiomas are not always in the form of lumps like tumors in general. In addition, hemangioma is also not a birthmark, because the birthmark will usually appear red or blue with a flat shape and no lumps appear. Meanwhile, lumps are seen in hemangioma sufferers. Generally, as much as 55% of hemangiomas have appeared and seen from birth and the rest only appear after the baby is one week old.
This hemangioma does not have a tendency to grow larger. It’s just that in most cases, usually this form will experience growth from the birth of the baby to reach its largest size at the age of 8 months, after which the size will remain.
So what are the signs of a hemangioma?
At the time of its initial appearance, this hemangioma will appear as a red lump like a birthmark. And usually will begin to appear after the age of the baby one week to 4 weeks after birth. In fact, not infrequently 1 to 2 months after birth. In most cases, the lump is generally about 1 to 4 cm in diameter. At the age of 1 to 7 years this hemangioma will usually begin to shrink in shape and will usually shrink at the age of children aged 10 to 12 years. There are even cases where this hemangioma will disappear at the age of 10 to 13 years of age.
Then what factors cause this hemangioma to appear?
Until now, it is not clear, how and what factors can cause hemangioma or rash in this child. However, it was only recently known that hemangiomas:
- It is more common in infants and children than in adolescents and adults.
- Hemangioma cases are more common in twins.
- The results of the case studies state that this hemangioma is found in Caucasians, such as Asia and Africa.
Is This Hemangioma Dangerous?
One thing you need to know is that this hemangioma is not a malignant disease, because in general, this hemangioma can go away on its own. It’s just that even though it is classified as harmless, the sufferer should check with a doctor to ensure that no health problems occur due to this hemangioma. However, there are some cases of hemangiomas that require further special treatment.
This hemangioma is not dangerous, it’s just that because its growth can attack any part of the body, this will reduce the aesthetics of body beauty and make sufferers insecure. Hemangioma is likely to be difficult to detect early. If you find signs and skin conditions in your child or when the hemangioma has a strange disorder such as bleeding or other things, it is better to immediately take your child to the doctor for further treatment.