Infants with birthmarks received less oxygen in womb

Evaluation of the placenta provides some important insights into pathophysiologic changes that take place during the prenatal and intrapartum process. – A hemangioma is a benign tumor of cells that line blood vessels, appearing during the first few weeks of life as a large birthmark or lesion. A study published in Pediatric Dermatology reveals that a disturbance of oxygen depletion was found in placentas of babies who developed infantile hemangioma (IH).