What are the stages of superficial cutaneous infantile hemangioma?

Updated: Feb 06, 2019
  • Author: Richard J Antaya, MD; Chief Editor: William D James, MD  more...
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Answer

Superficial cutaneous hemangiomas progress sequentially through the following stages:

  • Blanching of the involved skin

  • Occasionally (especially with lip and buttock lesions), a shallow ulceration

  • Fine telangiectasias

  • A red or crimson macule or papule, often surrounded by a faint halo of vascular blanching


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