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jjewel 08-06-2011 01:27 AM

hemangioma on soft spot - scared mommy
 
does anybody have any knowledge or experience with hemangiomas on the soft spot of a baby?
I have a 9 week old baby boy with a progressivly growing hemangioma on his soft spot. it is a little smaller than a dime and has started to raise up. I am concerned about his brain and whether it is growing down into his head. Are there any treatments available when it is on his soft spot?

I am pretty scared and worried about my baby.

missy 08-06-2011 11:37 AM

There are treatments available, I think.

Where are you located? It would be helpful to get you to a specialist. Also, posting a photo might help others to see what you're talking about (even though your description is perfectly clear). You are welcome to ask one of our doctors about current treatment options, as well. http://birthmark.org/experts.php

And welcome! Try not to be anxious and remember to enjoy your new bundle o' joy!!

Missy

jjewel 08-06-2011 12:11 PM

I live in the Minneapolis/St Paul area. What type of doctor should I bring my son to?

KatieG 08-06-2011 01:19 PM

My daughter had one right in front of her soft spot and it covered the front of the soft spot slightly. There was no concern about it interacting with her brain. We had it removed at 4.5 months old.

Email me if you have any questions! Katiegalvin02@yahoo.com

nickbar 08-08-2011 09:14 PM

Please write to Dr. Gregory Levitin on ask the expert page.

jjewel 08-20-2011 01:41 PM

update
 
I took my baby boy to a pediatric dermatologist and he gave us a topical precription (timoptic). that was 2 wks ago - it hasn't grown since then and it isn't so bright red anymore. I'm very happy I took him to the specialist!


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