"Leave it alone, it will go away" is commonly the advice given to parents of a child with a vascular birthmark. This approach is no longer universally acceptable because...
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Dr. Hochman has extensive experience in the management of vascular birthmarks and has continually led the field of vascular anomaly treatment and procedures.
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The term 'vascular birthmark' includes hemangiomas and malformations. It is estimated that approximately 10% of births have a vascular birthmark – that’s about 400,000 children per year in the United States alone. Of these, approximately 30% - nearly 120,000 children born each year – will have a vascular birthmark that should be evaluated by a specialist. While hemangiomas and malformations are related, and often confused, they are very different in their natural history and in the options for treatment.
We are at an exciting time in medical history when our knowledge, technological advances and clinical experience have come together to effect changes in the management of these birthmarks.