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A tumor composed of lymphatic vessels or blood.
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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.



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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Nonaka, "Mast cell 'densities' in vascular proliferations: a preliminary study of pyogenic granuloma, portwine stain, cavernous hemangioma, cherry angioma, Kaposi's sarcoma, and malignant hemangioendothelioma," The Journal of Dermatology, vol.
Table 3: Mean age in subgroups of patients with cherry angioma. Subgroups of case group Number of patients A (<5 lesions) 71 B (5-10 lesions) 23 C (>10 lesions) 28 Subgroups of case group Mean age (year) [+ or -] P value * standard deviation A (<5 lesions) 41.82 [+ or -] 8.38 (a) ** B (5-10 lesions) 44.09 [+ or -] 8.26 (ab) 0.002 C (>10 lesions) 49.36 [+ or -] 9.58 (b) * Kruskal-Wallis.
Cutaneous Manifestations of Diabetes (n = 60) Cutaneous Manifestations Number (%) Infections 30 50% Diabetic dermopathy 12 20% Foot changes 6 10% Skin tags 5 8.32% Acanthosis nigricans 4 6.67% Xanthelasma 2 3.34% palpebrarum Cherry angioma 1 1.67% pie chart 1: cutaneous manifestations among the study population (n=75) cutaneous manifestation 15(20%) no skin involvement 60(80%) Note: Table made from pie chart.
The most common benign skin tumour seen was Cherry angiomas (102, 51%) followed by seborrheic keratosis in 84 cases (42%), Dermatosis papulosa nigra in 67 cases (33.5%), acrochordons in 53 (26.5%) cases, 1 case (0.5%) of Sebaceous cyst and 2 cases (1%) of Syringoma.
[6] Cherry angioma was noted in forty-seven patients (17.1%).