Your browser does not support javascript:   Search for gard hereSearch for news-and-events here.

Diseases

Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center (GARD)

Print friendly version

Non-involuting congenital hemangioma


Other Names for this Disease

  • NICH
  • Noninvoluting congenital hemangioma
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.

Tests & Diagnosis

Newline Maker

How is non-involuting congenital hemangioma diagnosed?

Non-involuting congenital hemangioma (NICH) is diagnosed by taking a biopsy of the skin mark and examining the tissue under a microscope.  NICH looks different under the microscope than most infantile hemangiomas because the blood vessels are arranged more irregularly.  Also, the cells in an NICH do not have glucose receptors, whereas the cells of almost all hemangiomas do have glucose receptors.  Finally, NICH is different from more common types of hemangiomas because NICH does not spontaneously disappear (involute). Instead, NICH remains stable over time.[1]
Last updated: 12/11/2011

References
  1. Enjolras O, Mulliken JB, Boon LM, Wassef M, Kozakewich HP, Burrows PE. Noninvoluting congenital hemangioma: a rare cutaneous vascular anomaly. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 2001; 107:1647-1654. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11391180. Accessed 12/6/2011.


Other Names for this Disease
  • NICH
  • Noninvoluting congenital hemangioma
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.