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Non-involuting congenital hemangioma


Other Names for this Disease
  • NICH
  • Noninvoluting congenital hemangioma
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Overview

Non-involuting congenital hemangioma (NICH) is a rare type of infantile hemangioma, which is a tumor that forms from the abnormal growth of blood vessels in the skin.  NICH looks like an oval, purplish mark or bump that can occur on any part of the body.  NICH is present from birth (congenital) and increases in size as the child grows.  Unlike other hemangiomas, NICH do not disappear spontaneously (involute).[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.
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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.