capillary angioma


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cap·il·lar·y he·man·gi·o·ma

an overgrowth of capillary blood vessels, seen most commonly in the skin, at or soon after birth, as a soft bright red to purple nodule or plaque that usually disappears by the fifth year. The most common type of hemangioma.

capillary angioma

capillary angioma

A congenital, superficial hemangioma appearing as an irregularly shaped, red discoloration of otherwise normal skin, and caused by overgrowth of capillaries. Synonym: angioma simplex
See also: angioma