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September 2005

Congenital HemangiomasRapidly Involuting and Noninvoluting Congenital Hemangiomas

Author Affiliations

Author Affiliations: Departments of Dermatology and Pediatrics (Dr Krol) and Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery (Dr MacArthur), Doernbecher Children’s Hospital, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland.

Correspondence: Carol J. MacArthur, MD, Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Oregon Health and Science University, 3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Rd, PV-01, Portland, OR 97239-3098 (macarthc@ohsu.edu).

Arch Facial Plast Surg. 2005;7(5):307-311. doi:10.1001/archfaci.7.5.307

While infantile hemangiomas are a very common lesion seen in infants and young children, congenital hemangiomas are much more rare and have been only recently described. Two types of congenital hemangiomas exist: rapidly involuting congenital hemangiomas and noninvoluting congenital hemangiomas. The goal of this article is to describe rapidly involuting and noninvoluting congenital hemangiomas as they differ from infantile hemangiomas in their presentation, natural history, histopathologic features, and treatment.