What is the role of skin biopsy in the diagnosis of infantile hemangioma?

Updated: Feb 06, 2019
  • Author: Richard J Antaya, MD; Chief Editor: William D James, MD  more...
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If the diagnosis is in question after a thorough history and physical examination, a skin biopsy can be helpful in distinguishing unusual or atypical hemangiomas from other vascular lesions. Specimens may be evaluated by routine histological examination and special stains as outlined in Histologic Findings.


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