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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 It might be outdated or ideologically biased.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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Moaiedmohseni et al., "Association of chemokines and prolactin with cherry angioma in a sulfur mustard exposed population--Sardasht-Iran cohort study," International Immunopharmacology, vol.
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.
In a study by Raveendra L, [8] Seborrheic keratosis was found in 56%, dermatosis papulosa nigra was found in 47%, Cherry angiomas in 37% and Acrochordons in 19.5%.
Tindall and Smith found Seborrheic keratosis in 88% of cases and Cherry angiomas in 75% of cases.