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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 hemangiomaA painless benign vascularised skin lesion which develops shortly after birth.
Many disappear in early childhood.
Local steroid injections often reduce the lesion’s size.