A hemangioma is a benign (non cancerous) tumor of the cells that line blood vessels. They typically appear in the first weeks of a child's life and can grow quickly. This is called the proliferative phase. Then they enter a phase of shrinking. This is called the involuting phase. Typically, the hemangioma grows very quickly but shrinks slowly. Hemangiomas typically reach their final size by five months of age, but it can take longer.
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The ear, nose and throat (ENT) and facial plastic surgery team at Children’s Minnesota is internationally recognized for their leadership in developing and providing pediatric treatments. And Children’s is the only hospital in the state of Minnesota offering 24/7 access to pediatric ENT specialists. That’s reassuring for families who need an ENT doc for their child after regular office hours.
The ear, nose and throat (ENT) and facial plastic surgery program at Children's Minnesota offers a full range of services focused on the medical and surgical treatment of conditions that affect the head and neck.
Children's Minnesota's Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) and facial plastic surgery program diagnoses and treats routine and complex conditions in babies, children and teens. In fact, Children's has the only pediatric ENT program in the state dedicated exclusively to kids with disorders of the head and neck.