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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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A vascular tumor, present at birth or developing during life, in which proliferation of blood vessels leads to a mass that resembles a neoplasm; hemangiomas can occur anywhere in the body but are most frequently noticed in the skin and subcutaneous tissues; most hemangiomas present at birth undergo spontaneouos regression.
See also: nevus.
[hemangio- + G. -oma, tumor]
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n. pl. hemangio·mas also hemangio·mata (-mə-tə)
A benign skin lesion consisting of dense, usually elevated masses of dilated blood vessels.
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Surgery A tumor composed of clustered blood vessels, seen in the skin and elsewhere. See Capillary hemangioma, Congenital hemangioma, Postnatal hemangioma, Sclerosing hemangioma, Strawberry hemangioma, Swiss cheese hemangioma.
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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]
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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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A benign skin tumor composed of abnormal blood vessels.
Mentioned in: Birthmarks
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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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Scorings systems, such as the Hemangioma Severity Score, are growing in popularity as a triage tool, but more research is needed to demonstrate that primary care physicians are accurately interpreting findings and that high-risk cases are accurately identified to avoid overreferral to specialists.
Both CT with intravenous contrast and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) (hyperintense lesion on T1- and T2-weighted images) can also identify typical features of the various histologic subtypes of hemangioma such as soap bubble or honeycomb patterns seen in cavernous hemangiomas.
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