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Child with lump behind ear. Done U/S, found Haemangioma. Diagnosed correct?

Hi. I took my nearly 3 year old to his pediatrician today for a very large lump that suddenly appeared behind his ear on or around his mastoid process. His pediatrician ordered an ultrasound and after hearing from the radiologist said it is more than likely a hemangioma . I m still very concerned though because his lump looks nothing like the photos I find online and he seems to be older than the age that these normally appear....?
Asked On : Sun, 16 Dec 2012
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Kindly do not panic. Though it is a rare site for hemangioma but hemangiomas can be found anywhere on the body.To confirm the diagnosis an MR angiography is the gold standard.There is no treatment for hemangioma but if it is disfiguring the face,growing rapidly,bleeding or causing any discomfort it should be treated. Medically it can be treated with steroids of chemotherapeutic agents or it can be treated surgically. If you need an expert opinion consult a plastic surgeon.Hope this answers your query. have a nice day
Answered: Tue, 18 Dec 2012
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