Diagnosis of Hemangioma

Hemangiomas are usually diagnosed based on the patient's clinical history and presentation. A biopsy of the lesion can be done, as well as an ultrasound examination.

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI scan) is the most useful examination because it provides a picture of the hemangioma and adjacent structures.

Publication Review By: Stanley J. Swierzewski, III, M.D.

Published: 31 Aug 2000

Last Modified: 02 Sep 2015