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Old 11-05-2012, 09:48 PM
kitkat0330 kitkat0330 is offline
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Default Upper lip hemangioma

I'm new here and after searching endlessly about hemangiomas, I just wanted to share what's been going with my baby girl. I first brought her to her pediatrician at 5 weeks old when a friend commented that my daughter had a strawberry on her lip. It had appeared at 2 weeks old as a slight pink line on her lip line which I thought was a scratch. Well, her ped. confirmed it was a hemangioma and would grow and grow and would eventually go away. I sought the advice of a specialist as I was not prepared to wait and see. The specialist said it was a superficial hemangioma and recommended laser treatment. At 6 weeks old, my daughter got her first laser treatment. At 8 weeks, she received her second. At this time, the dermotoligist said that it appeared to have a deeper component. I went back and saw the specialist and he confirmed it was indeed a compound hemangioma. He recommends a few more laser treatments and at 6 months he will do surgery to remove the hemangioma as the skin on the lip will likely not return to normal without surgery.

Has anyone had a 6 month old get surgery on their hemangioma?
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Old 11-06-2012, 05:51 PM
smurph smurph is offline
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Hi! My daughter had surgery on her lip hemangioma but she was older (5 years old) You can check out the album I have for her here:

http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?s...l=a 18fd285c7

She had a different course of treatment back then, but things were different then too. Good luck with the surgery. I know it can be nervewracking. Keep us posted!
Shannon
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Old 11-07-2012, 01:23 PM
ekaier ekaier is offline
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I don't have a child who has had surgery but my daughter is 5 months with an upper lip hemangioma, we started her on the timolol topical gel at 3 months and switched to propranol at 4 months. We have not seen any further growth. I'm surprised your dermatologist didn't discuss that treatment with you and went right to surgery...most people have excellent results with propranol. Good luck with your decision.
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Old 12-04-2012, 04:10 AM
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The specialist said it was a superficial hemangioma and recommended laser treatment. At 6 weeks old, my daughter got her first laser treatment.
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