Hemangioma – Strawberry Marks

Hemangioma or Strawberry Marks are transitory, benign, abundantly vascularized tumors in babies and toddlers. They are the most frequent tumors of childhood and can be found in up to 3% of all newborn, preferentially in the head and neck region. The diagnosis is made readily by means of a color Doppler sonography that depicts the nature of the tumor and allows a measurement of the actual blood flow by means of the PixelFlux-technique.

Most of the hemangioma resolve spontaneously by the age of 6 years and do not require any treatment.

In case of rapid growth or involvement of the eye, the ear, the respiratory tract or the genitals or a relevant cosmetically burden, a treatment is necessary.

Earlier treatment modalities (corticoids, laser, surgery) have been rather interventional and are rarely an option today since the modern treatment with beta-blocking agents have fewer side effects and are very effective, often within a few days. The treatment can be monitored by the PixelFlux-technique and can be steered according to the actual perfusion intensity of the hemangioma. This often allows a reduction of the duration of the treatment.

These images provide some examples from our practice.

Hämangiome Erscheinung Farbdoppler