Facial haemangioma

Case contributed by Dr Sinéad Culleton


Swelling on forehead since one month old and increasing in size.

Patient Data

Age: 6 months
Gender: Female

Color Doppler image demonstrates a 1.5 cm highly vascular mass consistent with a capillary hemangioma located at the superolateral margin of the right orbit.

Case Discussion

Hemangiomas are the most commonly diagnosed soft-tissue tumors in paediatric age group and are usually capillary hemangiomas. Ultrasound may show fat, phleboliths or prominent vascular channels. Arteriovenous malformations can be differentiated from haemangiomas as they usually show high vascularization on Doppler US with higher peak velocity 1.

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Case information

rID: 40669
Published: 29th Oct 2015
Last edited: 16th Jul 2018
System: Paediatrics
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