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Hemangioma Forehead and Treatment Video

Watch a video of Dr. Williams, a Founding Member of the Vascular Birthmark Foundation, explaining why treatment and intervention is important when treating children with Vascular Malformations before they enter school.

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Red Strawberry Birth Mark Pictures

Roger Knapp's website features images of Red Strawberry Hemangioma's which at first seems like very frightening birth marks. It is importannt to remember these marks begin at birth or within the first few months. They may get bigger the first year, but then shrink by school age where most are gone completely. See some pictures here of strawberry hemangiomas at birth, and what they look like later in life to get a view of different compared stages.

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Buddy Booby's Birthmark

This Amazon Book was seen on CNN, The CBS Early Show, and NBC-TV. It's the first children's book of its kind created by a child with a facial port wine stain; based on real-life experiences. "Buddy Booby's Birthmark" features an inspirational foreword by Hannah Storm, award winning television journalist, author, and CBS News' The Early Show anchor. Join a colorful cast of Galapagos Island creatures as they learn some valuable life lessons about tolerance, self-acceptance, sensitivity, and perfection, from a most unlikely character--a red-footed booby bird with a birthmark. This creative story also teaches readers about the Galapagos Islands and its unique animal inhabitants!

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Celebrity Birthmarks

Celebrities have interesting birthmarks too. Did you know that Tina Turner, Richard Gere, Chistina Aguilera, and Mikhail Gorbechev all have something in common? They each have some sort of Port WIne Stain on their bodies. Check out which other celebrities or famous athletes are included in this group and see images by clicking on their name. Of course each birthmark hasn't been personally verified with each celebrity, but if there is any evidence against it, Birthmarks.com would be happy to know. They always welcome submissions!

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Wikipedia Entry on Hemangioma

Check out Wikipedia's informative page on Hemangiomas, also known as Strawberry Hemangiomas since they have a red strawberry-like look. Although they are benign and composed of capillaries, there is a lot to learn about them. Did you know that Hemangiomas stop enlarging by the end of the first year and start involuting after that? Learn more about Hemangioma's causes, complications, treatment, prognosis, and historical cases from Wikipedia.

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Skin Conditions: Red Birthmarks

WebMD answers all your questions on birthmarks and different types of Hemangiomas. Not many people know that birthmarks can be many different colors- including brown, tan, black, pale blue, pink, white, red, or purple. With various image examples provided, WebMD makes it possible to distinguish the difference between some birthmarks and others. Learn more answers to some frequently asked questions about different birthmarks and Hemangiomas.

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What is a Vascular Birthmark?

The American Academy of Dermatology is one of the best resources to help answer your questions on Strawberry Hemangioma. With more than one in ten babies having (red) vascular birthmarks, the American Academy is one of the most relied upon sites for information. Here you can see example images of Strawberry Hemangioma at different stages on the sample patients. Learn more about vascular birthmarks from the American Academy of Dermatology.

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Overview of Capillary Hemangioma

E-Medicine will give you facts you won't find anywhere else. Did you know that female patients outnumber male patients with hemangiomas by a ratio of 3:1? On E-Medicine you will find all the background information on Capillary hemangiomas, their pathophysiology, their frequency in the United States, and more. In this overview you'll learn how they are one of the most common benign orbital tumors of infancy and find links to differential diagnoses, different medical treatments, and more.

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Ask an Expert of the Vascular Birthmark Foundation

The Vascular Birthmark foundation is a time saver if you need a medical opinion concerning a vascular birthmark or related condition. They have a great "Ask Our Experts" section that can save you time and money for visiting a doctor. The Vascular Birthmark Foundation is also one of the few websites that are fortunate enought to have dermatologists share their expertise and knowledge. We know VBF appreciates the time and dedication they are giving, but you certainly will after checking this website out.

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Doctor's Advice: Strawberry Birthmarks

BBC's Dr. Trisha Mcnair answers all your questions on strawberry birthmarks which are bright red, lumpy, and soft lesions with small white dimples on the surface. Here you can submit a question on anything from how they are caused, treated, and more. You can learn interesting facts like how they are caused by abnormal blood vessels, which grow bigger in response to oestrogen passed on to the baby from the mother while still in the womb.

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