Also known as: rapidly involuting congenital hemangioma
What is a RICH?
A RICH or rapidly involuting congenital hemangioma is a rare growth of blood vessels that is completely formed at birth.
A RICH looks more plaque-like (flat) than a NICH and is pink to purple in color. RICHs are often seen on the face, head and neck with most RICHs shrinking completely within the first year of life, hence rapidly involuting.
Treatment for a RICH
Treatment options for RICHs include surgical removal, pulsed dye laser therapy and use of becaplermin gel.
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In observance of vascular birthmarks awareness month, The International Birthmarks Institute at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital held its first Vascular Birthmarks Conference at the hospital’s main campus on May 5th. The event brought together patients, families and medical professionals representing a range of specialties to present the latest in diagnosis, treatment and research related to birthmarks.
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