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Posted on 01/09/2008 2:09:23 PM PST by blam
Infants With Birthmarks Received Less Oxygen In Womb
ScienceDaily (Jan. 9, 2008) A hemangioma is a benign tumor of cells that line blood vessels, appearing during the first few weeks of life as a large birthmark or lesion. A new study reveals that a disturbance of oxygen depletion was found in placentas of babies who developed infantile hemangioma (IH).
Researchers reviewed placental samples from 26 pregnancies with babies who weighed less than 3.5 pounds, 13 consisting of newborns who developed IH after birth and 13 healthy preterm infants who did not have IH.
Only one of the infants without IH showed an abnormal placenta. The higher ratio of placental anomalies in babies with IH suggests that reduced oxygen to the placenta contributed to fetal stress, and that stress led to infantile hemangioma development.
Our results suggest that disturbed placental circulation is a factor underlying the development of hemangiomas in very low weight newborns and indicates that placental examination is essential for clarifying the physiologic changes leading to IH in babies with normal birth weight, the authors conclude.
Journal citation: Juan Carlos López Gutiérrez M.D., Ph.D., Luis Felipe Avila M.D., Grevelyn Sosa M.D., Mercedes Patron M.D., Ph.D. (2007). Placental Anomalies in Children with Infantile Hemangioma. Pediatric Dermatology 24 (4), 353355. doi:10.1111/j.1525-1470.2007.00450.x
Adapted from materials provided by Blackwell Publishing Ltd..
LOW BIRTH WEIGHT babies with hemangiomas received less oxygen in the womb.
Everybody in our family has hemangiomas, they seem to be inherited. They used to be called "stork bites" because they're most commonly found on the nape of the neck.
Once you have hair, only your hairdresser knows you have one.
"It's not fair."
almost all caucasions are born with the “stork bite” on the back of the neck, just as Asians and Hispanics are born with a blue mongoloid mark above their butt cheeks. I think this refers to more of a strawberry blood burst type of mark.
The scary ones are the cavernous hemangiomas and the ones that get ulcerated, but thankfully they are rare.
There are three kinds of red birthmarks (at least 3): hemangiomas, stork bites, and port wine stains. They are all very different, and have different treatments. Only the port wine ones tend to be permanent. Let’s keep the differences clear on this thread!
Anyway, all of my 4 children have had stork bites, and 2 of the 4 have hemangiomas. . .interesting article; thanks for posting it.
He’s russian, he got too much vodka in the womb.
I didn't post this one, though. . . < g >
But some strawberry hemangiomas are huge and nasty, and ulcerate in the diaper area or grow into the eye—not all are benign although supposedly they all shrink by puberty. My 11 year old still has a quarter-sized one on his stomach, although it is faded now.
Restricted oxygen? Hey, I could have died in there. Surely I belong in some sort of victim class?
Great site! (I could waste a lot of time there.) Recognize a lot of benign bumps, marks, and discolorations that appeared on one or another of my kids . . . .
I always figured that for the Moscow pigeons having expressed their opinion of him.
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