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Hemangioma excision

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Hemangioma excision
Hemangioma excision
Hemangioma excision - series
Hemangioma excision - series

Alternative Names    Return to top

Birthmark excision

Definition    Return to top

Hemangioma excision is surgery to remove a noncancerous blood vessel growth.

See also: Hemangioma

Description    Return to top

The procedure is done while you are under general anesthesia (deep asleep and pain-free).

The surgeon will remove the hemangioma. If the hemangioma was large, the site may be covered with a skin graft.

Why the Procedure is Performed    Return to top

This procedure may be used to remove large hemangiomas that cause symptoms or are disfiguring.

Risks    Return to top

The risks for any anesthesia are:

The risks for any surgery are:

After the Procedure    Return to top

Cosmetic improvements depend on the size and location of the lesion and the surgeon's skill. Generally, the long-term outlook is quite good.

Outlook (Prognosis)    Return to top

The hospital stay will depend on the extent of surgery. Complete healing may take up to 6 weeks.

Update Date: 7/25/2007

Updated by: Robert A. Cowles, MD, Assistant Professor of Surgery, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, NY. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network.

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