(Infantile Hemangioma; Superficial Hemangioma; Deep [or Cavernous] Hemangioma; Strawberry Hemangioma; Strawberry Mark)
A hemangioma is a type of birthmark. It develops shortly after birth, usually on the head or neck. It may be close to the surface of the skin or deeper below the skin.
For most, a hemangioma will grow quickly and then slowly disappear over time. It is often gone before puberty. If your child develops a birthmark that grows, talk to a doctor. Hemangiomas may need medical treatment.
A hemangioma is a cluster of blood vessels do not that form normally. It is not known what cause hemangiomas. It is also unclear on what makes them grow, or disappear.
Factors that increase a baby's chance of a hemangioma include:
- Being female
- Premature birth
Symptoms will depend on the location of the hemangioma: