Hemangioma,
What Do You See? No. 13

A hemangioma is an increased number of vessels filled with blood present at birth and may have various presentations. Usually no treatment is indicated, but a large cluster such as the bulbous presentation on the little finger shown here can impede motion, be painful, or even compromise tissue integrity. Hemangiomas commonly decrease in size as the child grows.

Wrist HemangiomaHand Hemangioma

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Clinical Pearl No. 24 – Tissue Maturity

Clinical Pearl No. 14 – How Long Should I Serial Cast a Finger?

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