cavernous hemangioma

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a congenital vascular malformation consisting of a benign tumor made up of newly formed blood vessels clustered together; it may be present at birth in various parts of the body, including the liver and bones. In the majority of cases it appears as a network of small blood-filled capillaries near the surface of the skin, forming a reddish or purplish birthmark.
cavernous hemangioma a congenital vascular malformation that has a soft, spongy consistency and may contain a large amount of blood. It usually appears during the first few postnatal weeks and disappears by the age of 9 years. The most common sites are head, neck, and viscera such as the liver, spleen, or pancreas. Treatment varies according to the size of the lesion.
strawberry hemangioma a circumscribed capillary hemangioma, which may be present at birth or may appear soon after birth. These are most common on the head, neck, and trunk and appear as small macules that develop into raised purplish-red lobulated tumors. Most involute by age 2 to 3.
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cav·ern·ous he·man·gi·o·ma

old term for deep cutaneous hemangioma with dilated vessels on gross and microscopic examination. Also used incorrectly for venous malformation.
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cavernous hemangioma

Cavernoma, stork bites, strawberry mark
Dermatology A benign, painless, red-purple vascular skin lesion that develops after birth and usually disappears in early childhood Management Local steroid injections may ↓ size; surgery
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cav·ern·ous he·man·gi·o·ma

(kav'ĕr-nŭs hē-man'jē-ō'mă)
A vascular malformation containing large blood-filled spaces, due apparently to dilation and thickening of the walls of the capillary loops; in the skin, extends more deeply than a capillary hemangioma and is less likely to regress spontaneously.
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(he-man?je-o'ma ) (-o'ma-ta) plural.hemangiomasplural.-mata [ hem- + angioma]
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A benign tumor found on the skin or in an internal organ, composed of dilated blood vessels, and often encapsulated within a fibrous shell. Synonym: cavernous hemangioma See: illustration

cavernous hemangioma


infantile hemangioma

A dull red benign lesion, usually present at birth or appearing within 2 to 3 months thereafter. This type of birthmark is usually found on the face or neck and is well demarcated from the surrounding skin. It grows rapidly and then regresses. It is caused by a proliferation of immature capillary vessels in active stroma. Synonym: strawberry hemangioma; strawberry mark; strawberry nevus (2)


If removal is necessary, plastic surgical excision using the carbon dioxide, argon, or potassium titanium oxide phosphate laser is effective in ablating this lesion.


The use of laser treatment necessitates observance of all laser safety precautions.

lobular capillary hemangioma

A fleshy, polyp-shaped hemangioma that may develop at the site of a wound. It bleeds easily and is usually tender.

strawberry hemangioma

Infantile hemangioma.
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Old versus new terminology for common vascular anomalies Old New Capillary hemangioma Hemangioma Port wine stain Capillary malformation Capillary hemangioma Strawberry hemangioma Cavernous hemangioma Venous malformation Ossifying hemangioma Lymphangioma Lymphatic malformation Cystic hygroma
We report 10 cases of small tumors, including 8 cavernous hemangiomas and 2 schwannomas, at the lateral orbital apex which were treated via this approach.
Hepatic sclerosing and sclerosed hemangiomas are very rare benign tumor, but the mechanism responsible for the degenerative changes in hepatic cavernous hemangioma has not been well clarified.
Rastogi, "Diffuse cavernous hemangioma of the penis, scrotum, perineum, and rectum: a rare tumor," Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation, vol.
Lee, "Adrenal cavernous hemangioma: a case report with review of the literature," Journal of the Pancreas: JOP, vol.
Solitary cavernous hemangioma of the small intestine as the cause of long-standing iron deficiency anemia.
Pathology (d) showed cavernous hemangioma with some myocardial tissue denaturation, partial cardiac collagen degeneration, hypertrophy, and enlargement of the nucleus and immunostaining showed positive Ki-67 and negative SMA.
KEY WORDS: Cavernous hemangioma; Spleen; Cystic lesions.
CLASSIFICATION OF VASCULAR ANOMALIES Vascular tumors Vascular malformations Slow-flow Infantile hemangioma Capillary malformations Congenita] hemangioma Venous malformations Tufted angioma Lymphatic malformations Kaposiform Fast-flow hcrnangiocndoi helioma Arteriovenous malformations OLD VERSUS CURRENT NOMENCLATURE FOR DESCRIBING HEMANGIOMA TYPES: Old nomenclature New nomenclature Strawberry or capillary hemangioma Superficial hemangioma Cavernous hemangioma Deep hemangioma Capillary cavernous hemangioma Compound hemangioma PATHOPHYSIOLOGY
The main vascular hepatic tumors which have been reported in infancy and young children include hemangioendothelioma, cavernous hemangioma, malign epitheloid hemangioendothelioma and angiosarcoma.
Cavernous hemangioma has also been reported to mimic a cystic renal cell carcinoma (RCC), leading to partial nephrectomy.