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Pediatr Radiol. 2011 Jul;41(7):895-904. doi: 10.1007/s00247-011-2076-5. Epub 2011 May 19.

Hemangiomas revisited: the useful, the unusual and the new. Part 1: overview and clinical and imaging characteristics.

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Department of Radiology, Miami Children's Hospital, 3100 SW 62nd St., Miami, FL 33155-3009, USA.


Hemangiomas are common vascular tumors occurring in children. Though most of the lesions present in infants and young children with a typical appearance, it is important to understand that they all do not behave in the same way. Rather, they are a group of vascular lesions with different clinico-pathological subtypes, with their clinical behavior varying with the stage of the tumor as well. As such, they can and do have a varied clinical, imaging and pathological appearance according to the location of the tumor and also the stage at which the patient is seen. In this pictorial essay, the classification, pathogenesis, clinical appearance, natural history and imaging characteristics of hemangiomas are reviewed and illustrated.

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