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Vascular naevi – 10 cases

This quiz tests your skills in identifying ten different vascular naevi.

For each of the ten cases, study the image(s) and then answer the questions. You can click on the image to view a larger version if required.

Each case should take approximately 2 minutes to complete. There is a list of suggested further reading material at the end of the quiz.

When you finish the quiz, you can download a certificate.

Case 1

Capillary haemangioma (strawberry naevus)

The strawberry naevus or capillary haemangioma is a common proliferative vascular lesion, arising in about 10% of babies. Over 80% arise on the head and neck area and vary in size from tiny dot to several centimetres in diameter. Frequently multiple, they may be accompanied by a cavernous or subcutaneous haemangioma. The capillary haemangioma is more common in premature infants, and rapidly enlarges over several months. Most involute spontaneously over 5 to 7 years. Seek specialist advice from a paediatric dermatologist for the management of large naevi or those arising close to eye, nose or mouth.

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