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cherry angiomaA benign, ruby-red, 1–3-mm diameter papule surrounded by a pale halo; cherry angiomas are commonly seen on the trunk and extremities of older adults, located in the superficial corium, and consist of thinned dilated capillaries that cause superficial bumps.
Excision by cryotherapy for cosmetic purposes.
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angioma(an?je-o'ma ) ('ma-ta) plural.-masplural.-mata [ angio- + -oma]
A usually benign tumor consisting principally of blood vessels (hemangioma) or lymph vessels (lymphangioma). It is considered to represent remnants of fetal tissue misplaced or undergoing disordered development. See: epithelioma; hamartoma; nevusangiomatous (-o'mat-us ), adjective
A congenital, superficial hemangioma appearing as an irregularly shaped, red discoloration of otherwise normal skin, and caused by overgrowth of capillaries. Synonym: angioma simplex
angioma cavernosumCavernous angioma.
A congenital hemangioma appearing as an elevated dark red benign tumor, ranging in size from a few millimeters to several centimeters. It may pulsate. It commonly involves the subcutaneous or submucous tissue and consists of blood-filled vascular spaces. Small cavernous angiomas may disappear without therapy. Synonym: angioma cavernosum
A benign, dome-shaped cherry-red papule on the trunk, consisting of a compressible mass of blood vessels measuring about 0.5 mm to 6.0 mm, and occurring esp. in people over 30. Synonym: Campbell de Morgan spot; ruby spot; senile angioma
senile angiomaCherry angioma.
An angioma marked by small red vascular dots arranged in rings, caused by proliferation of capillaries.
angioma simplexCapillary angioma.
A branched growth of dilated capillaries on the skin, resembling a spider. This abnormality may be associated with cirrhosis of the liver. Synonym: nevus araneus; spider nevus
A skin lesion in which numerous telangiectatic vessels radiate from a central point; commonly associated with liver disease, hypertension, or pregnancy. Synonym: spider nevus
An angioma composed of abnormally dilated blood vessels.
angioma venosum racemosum
Swelling associated with severe varicosities of superficial veins.
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