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Rapidly involuting congenital haemangioma
  1. Fabiola Schafer1,
  2. Marcos Tapia2,
  3. Cristian Pinto1
  1. 1Department of Medical Specialties, School of Medicine, Universidad de La Frontera, Temuco, Chile
  2. 2Department of Radiology, Hospital Hernan Henriquez Aravena, Temuco, Chile
  1. Correspondence to Dr Fabiola Schafer, Universidad de La Frontera, 115 Claro solar Street, Temuco 123, Chile; fdschafe{at}

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A full-term male neonate was evaluated for a congenital lesion on his limb. An auricular and ventricular septal defects were diagnosed which had not produced any cardiovascular complications. Physical examination showed a large violaceous tumour surrounded by a pale greyish peripheral halo on his left thigh (figure 1). Ultrasonographic examination showed a highly vascularised mass confined to the subcutaneous tissue formed by large vessels and arteriovenous shunting (figure 2). The lesion started to regress within the first week …

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  • Contributors FS and CP wrote the manuscript and involved in clinical management. CP involved in follow-up of the patient. MT performed the colour Doppler ultrasound.

  • Competing interests None.

  • Patient consent Obtained.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.