senile hemangioma

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se·nile he·man·gi·o·ma

red papules caused by weakening of dermal capillary walls, which do not blanch on pressure, seen mostly in persons over 30 years of age.
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se·nile he·man·gi·oma

(sen'il hē-man'jē-ō'mă)
A red papule due to weakening of the capillary wall, seen mostly in people over 30 years of age.
Synonym(s): Campbell de Morgan spots, De Morgan spot.
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De Morgan,

Campbell, English physician, 1811-1876.
Campbell De Morgan spots - congenital anomaly in which proliferation of blood vessels leads to a mass resembling a neoplasm; primarily seen on skin and in subcutaneous tissue; incidence increases with age. Synonym(s): cherry angioma; De Morgan spots; senile hemangioma
De Morgan spots - Synonym(s): Campbell De Morgan spots
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A They sound like Campbell de Morgan spots - non-cancerous overgrown blood vessels that develop with age in the top layers of the skin.
A HAVE the spots checked by your doctor, but they sound very much like Campbell de Morgan spots. These are harmless, cherry red marks on the skin that resemble candle wax and appear in increasing numbers as you get older.
A THESE sound like Campbell De Morgan spots and tend to increase in number with age.
A THEY sound like Campbell de Morgan spots which are benign little capillary growths that occur with age.