Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Strawberry Hemangioma Evaluation

The evaluation of hemangiomas starts with a history and physical exam.

The diagnosis of hemangioma is made on physical exam.

Physical findings in someone with a hemangioma include:

  • Bright red, purple or blue patches of skin
    • The colored skin is usually raised
    • Patches are present at birth
    • Patches may occur on any part of the body
  • Some hemangiomas protrude from the skin surface

Tests are not necessary to evaluate a hemangioma.

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Last Updated: Dec 15, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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