(redirected from lobular capillary hemangioma)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical.
Related to lobular capillary hemangioma: granuloma pyogenicum, pyogenic granuloma


A tumor composed of blood vessels. Also known as capillary angioma.



a benign tumor of the blood vessels. Hemangiomas generally arise in early childhood from congenital redundant vascular rudiments. Hereditary and hormonal factors also play a part in the formation of hemangiomas, which are found most often in women and children. Hemangiomas of the cutaneous tissues are most common, but they sometimes spread to the underlying organs, passing from the skin to the mucous membrane and impairing the function of organs and tissues. They may also affect muscles and tendons, bone, and internal organs (most frequently the liver). Superficial hemangiomas look like pinkish red or purplish blue strawberry marks. Hemangiomas may ulcerate and bleed. Treatment involves surgery or removal by chemical, thermal, or radiation therapy.

References in periodicals archive ?
The purpose of this article is to report an unusual case of growth affecting the labial frenum which was diagnosed histopathologically as lobular capillary hemangioma.
Pyogenic granulomas or lobular capillary hemangiomas are also benign vascular tumors of the skin and mucosa, which are thought to constitute only 0.
Routine and dynamic MR imaging study of lobular capillary hemangioma of the nasal cavity with comparison to inverting papilloma.
Lobular capillary hemangioma (LCH), also referred to as pyogenic granuloma, is relatively common in the nasal cavity, accounting for nearly one-third of upper aerodigestive tract LCHs.
The term pyogenic granuloma is a misnomer and lobular capillary hemangioma is the preferred term.
The differential diagnosis of this lesion includes fibrous histiocytoma, Malignant fibrous histocytoma, synovial sarcoma, other stromal sarcomas, juxtaglomerular tumor, vascular leiomyoma, juvenile hemangioma and lobular capillary hemangioma.
The differential diagnosis clinically includes any polypoid mass, while histologically it includes sinonasal tract polyps, lobular capillary hemangioma, and other mesenchymal lesions.