Swelling on forehead since one month old and increasing in size.
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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.
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.
- 1. Toprak H, Kilic E, Serter A et al. Ultrasound and Doppler US in Evaluation of Superficial Soft-tissue Lesions. J Clin Imaging Sci 2014, 4:12