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Non-involuting congenital hemangioma

Other Names for this Disease
  • NICH
  • Noninvoluting congenital hemangioma
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How might non-involuting congenital hemangioma treated?

Because non-involuting congenital hemangioma (NICH) is quite rare, there are no established guidelines for the treatment of this condition.  However, the authors of one article on NICH suggest that there is no risk for excessive bleeding during the removal of an NICH and it is unlikely to regrow after surgery.[1]  Because NICH is a benign skin mark, surgery isn't necessary but can be considered to improve appearance of the skin.
Last updated: 12/11/2011

  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. Accessed 12/6/2011.