Hemangioma Causes and Risk
The exact cause of capillary hemangiomas is unknown. Some research suggests that certain proteins in the placenta during pregnancy may be involved.
Who is at risk for hemangiomas?
Hemangiomas are more often found in Caucasian babies.
Female babies are three times more likely to develop hemangiomas than male babies. Premature babies are also at greater risk for hemangiomas.