Treatment often isn’t required
Most cherry hemangiomas are asymptomatic and small enough that they don’t catch on clothing or jewelry. For larger lesions, shave excision with or without electrocautery of the base may be performed. Curettage and laser therapy also have been used with success.5
The patient in this case had no recurrence or development of new cherry hemangiomas 2 years after her scalp lesion was removed.
J. Lane Wilson, MD, East Carolina University Family Medicine, 101 Heart Drive, Greenville, NC 27834; [email protected]