What are the features of deep/subcutaneous infantile hemangiomas?

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

Deep or subcutaneous hemangiomas present with a skin-colored or bluish-hued nodule, plaque, or tumor.

Combined superficial and deep hemangiomas have features of both locations.

Features are as follows:

  • Usual maximum size 0.5-5 cm

  • Range from the size of a pinhead to greater than 20 cm in diameter

  • Most remain well circumscribed and focal

  • A minority are segmental in nature and more extensive


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