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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.

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Cavernous hemangioma of the orbit: An analysis of 66 cases.
However, the cell proliferation rate was between those for hemangiosarcomas of scalp and cavernous hemangiomas.
Winslow ,N: Cavernous hemangioma of the scrotum, report of case, Arch.
Pregnancy-associated diffuse cavernous hemangioma of the uterus.
Cavernous hemangioma of the bony external auditory canal.
This finding was consistent with an intraosseous cavernous hemangioma.
Association of hepatic hemangiomatosis with giant cavernous hemangioma in the adult population: Prevalence, imaging appearance, and relevance.
Transpalatine excision of a cavernous hemangioma of the infratemporal fossa.
Microscopically, the lesion was a benign vascular malformation of the cavernous hemangioma type involving and distorting bone, rather than a malignant neoplasm invading and destroying bone (figure 2).
At surgery, one mass was proven to be a pleomorphic adenoma, and the other was proven to be a cavernous hemangioma.
There have been 2 cases of a similar cavernous hemangioma of the optic nerve in which growth was documented.
Final pathology of the tumor revealed that it was a cavernous hemangioma.