haemangioma


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he·man·gi·o·ma

(hē-man'jē-ō'mă)
A congenital anomaly, in which proliferation of blood vessels leads to a mass that resembles a neoplasm; it can occur anywhere in the body but is most frequently observed in the skin and subcutaneous tissues.
See also: nevus
Synonym(s): haemangioma.
[hemangio- + -oma, tumor]

haemangioma

A benign tumour of blood vessels occurring mostly in the skin as ‘birthmarks’. Haemangiomas include STRAWBERRY NAEVI, PORT-WINE STAINS, CAVERNOUS HAEMANGIOMAS and cirsoid aneurysms (widened and twisted vein-like vessels fed directly by an artery).

he·man·gi·o·ma

(hē-man'jē-ō'mă)
Vascular tumor, present at birth or developing during life, in which proliferation of blood vessels leads to a mass that resembles a neoplasm; can occur anywhere in the body but most frequently noticed in skin and subcutaneous tissues.
Synonym(s): haemangioma.
[hemangio- + G. -oma, tumor]
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Arteriovenous haemangioma involving submandibular salivary gland.
The many faces of intraosseous haemangioma: a diagnostic headache.
(22) and Mizhur and Jarnagan (23) report that the most common benign liver lesions resected were haemangiomas, followed by FNH, which is similar to our series.
Faulty diagnosis and treatment initiation without precautionary measures might have led to an untoward entry into the site of haemangioma.
It is possible for the haemangioma itself to become a predisposing factor for haemorrhage; in cases of large or multiple haemangiomata, platelets may become sequestrated and activated in the tumours, resulting a in a consumptive coagulopathy and disseminated intravascular coagulation (the Kasabach-Merrit syndrome) [14].
If everything goes to plan, Stacey will travel to New York for a consultation with Dr Milton Waner, who is a pioneer in treatments for haemangiomas.
Strawberry haemangioma birthmarks will commonly disappear by the time a child gets to around nine, although some slight discolouration may remain.
The clinical differential of hepatic AML includes lipoma, haemangioma, focal nodular hyperplasia hepatocellular carcinoma and hepatic adenoma.
Diagnosis of haemangioma was suggested but considering her age, differential of a mitotic lesion was also mentioned.
The authors hypothesise that propranolol effectively treats infantile haemangioma by causing vasoconstriction associated with decreasing VEGF and bFGF, which contribute to angiogenesis (development of the blood cells) and triggering apoptosis (disintegration of capillary endothelial cells).
Mabeta and Davis (4) investigated the mechanism of bleomycin in inducing haemangioma regression.