Ultrasonographic detection of fetal cranio-facial hemangioma: case report and review of the literature



A case of an isolated cranio-facial vascular anomaly, extending from the left parietal bone to the lateral margin of the omolateral orbit is presented. Detection and differential diagnosis of fetal hemangioma is important for a variety of reasons. First, it allows the prenatal growth of the mass to be evaluated. Second, it enables appropriate arrangements for delivery to be made including its timing and selection of the appropriate clinical team necessary to support the neonate. After birth these cranio-facial anomalies can regress spontaneously, but plastic surgery is often necessary. Copyright © 2000 International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology