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A tumor composed of lymphatic vessels or blood.



a benign tumor consisting of blood or lymph vessels. There are two forms of angioma—simple angioma, which is a congenital flat growth on the skin or mucous membrane, forming the basis of so-called vascular birthmarks (of bluish-purple color), somewhat elevated above the skin and requiring no treatment; and cavernous angioma, a tumor found in subcutaneous tissue or inside internal organs, sometimes giving rise to serious hemorrhages. Surgical removal of the latter type of angioma is necessary in case of rapid growth or the presence of disfigurement.

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Intracranial cavernous angioma in the 1st year of life and a review of the literature.
Cavernous angiomas of central nervous system in children.
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Diagnosis and operative treatment cavernous angiomas of the central nervous system.
Intramedullary spinal cord cavernous angioma in children: Case Report and Literature Review.
Follow-up MRI obtained on the 30th day after the onset of symptoms demonstrated a reduction in the volume of the lesion, as well as image characteristics typical of a cavernous angioma located immediately adjacent to Heschl's convolution in the left superior temporal gyrus (figure 2).
Cystic cavernous angiomas of the posterior fossa: report of three cases.
18) Patients with cavernous angiomas (Figure 11) often have stippled calcifications (19) in the vessel wall or the adjacent brain parenchyma.
CMs have been referred to by many names, such as cavernous angiomas, cavernous hemangiomas, capillary hemangiomas, or cavernomas.
Cavernous angiomas are the most commonly identified vascular malformation, which is a class of benign entities that also includes arteriovenous malformations, developmental venous anomalies, and capillary telangiectasias.