Superficial (strawberry) hemangioma

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  • Most common benign vascular tumor
  • Bright red, sharply demarcated plaques that blanch
  • Can also be found in deep tissues (liver)
  • Appear during the first days/weeks of life, grow rapidly during the first 1-2 years and regress spontaneously


Beta blockers for patients at risk of complications (tracheal lesions)

Differential diagnosis

  • Cherry hemangiomas (adults, small, increase in number with age, no rgression)
  • Cavernous hemangioma (dilated sinusoidal vessels - blue compressible masses)
  • Nevus simplex (salmon patch, blanching pink-red patches on the eyelid, glabella, neck - fade spontaneously by 1-2 yoa.