Strawberry haemangioma of the scalp

Case contributed by Dr Kewal Arunkumar Mistry


1 year old male presented with soft, pink, compressible swelling over scalp.

Patient Data

Age: 1 year
Gender: Male

Greyscale ultrasound of the swelling shows a well defined subcutaneous mixed echogenicity with central hyperechoic area suggestive of fatty component. On spectral Doppler scan,  arterial and venous high velocity flow patterns are seen within the lesion typical of hemangioma.

Note mirror artifact caused by highly reflective calvarium.

Soft, pink ,compressible swelling over scalp. Appearance is typical of strawberry hemangioma.

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Case information

rID: 34796
Case created: 8th Mar 2015
Last edited: 13th Nov 2015
System: Head & Neck
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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