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Tuesday 23 November 2004

Congenital hemangiomas

RICH and NICH had many similarities, such as appearance, location, size, and sex distribution. The obvious differences in behavior served to differentiate RICH, NICH, and common GLUT1+ infantile hemangioma.

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the three tumors is quite similar, but some RICH also had areas of inhomogeneity and larger flow voids on MRI and arterial aneurysms on angiography. The histologic appearance of RICH differed from NICH and common GLUT1+ infantile hemangioma, but some overlap was noted among the three lesions.


- rapidly involuting congenital hemangioma (RICH)
- non-involuting congenital hemangioma (NICH)

See also:

- hemangiomas

  • GLUT1+ infantile hemangioma (GLUT1+ juvenile hemangioma)

- vascular tumors
- vascular malformations


- Mulliken JB, Enjolras O. Congenital hemangiomas and infantile hemangioma: missing links. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2004 Jun;50(6):875-82. PMID: 15153887

- Berenguer B, Mulliken JB, Enjolras O, Boon LM, Wassef M, Josset P, Burrows PE, Perez-Atayde AR, Kozakewich HP. Rapidly involuting congenital hemangioma: clinical and histopathologic features. Pediatr Dev Pathol. 2003 Nov-Dec;6(6):495-510. PMID: 15018449