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Capillary Hemangioma - Symptoms and Treatment

Capillary Hemangiomas of the orbit are benign vascular tumors, which are found almost exclusively in children. Histopathologically, these lesions are densely cellular and consist of numerous small, blood-filled channels lined by plump endothelial cells with associated pericytes and little contribution from larger vessels or stroma. A capillary hemangioma is nothing but a bright red birthmark that can sometimes be the most noticeable feature of a little baby. They are benign endothelial cell neoplasms that often don't appear until a baby is a month old but characteristically have rapid growth during infancy and give spontaneous involution later in life. This is in contrast to another known group of childhood vascular anomalies, vascular malformations. Capillary hemangiomas may be located anywhere on the body but they are most common on the face, scalp, back, and chest. Most are present at birth and enlarge in size for weeks or months before stabilizing. About 70% of these tumors spontaneously regress by seven years of age. There are usually no other systemic anomalies. Management of these benign tumors depends on ocular complications, such as the development of amblyopia (lazy eye) or strabismus (crooked eyes). Most orbital capillary hemangiomas which cause secondary ocular complications may be treated with either systemic or intralesional (injected into the tumor) steroids.

Causes of Capillary hemangioma

Common Causes of Capillary hemangioma :

  • CHI is a localized proliferation of angioblastic mesenchyme.

Symptoms of Capillary hemangioma

Some common Symptoms of Capillary hemangioma :

  • A red to reddish-purple, raised lesion on the skin.
  • A massive, raised tumor with blood vessels (a possibility).








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