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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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Krowchuk and his associates, hemangioma specialists have seen their share of "examples of lost opportunities to intervene and prevent poor outcomes because of lack of or delayed referral."
It was first described as pyogenic granuloma in 1940 but renamed lobular capillary hemangioma in 1980 owing to its microscopic features.
If you think your baby might have a hemangioma, it's best to contact your baby's pediatrician right away.
History of the infantile hepatic hemangioma: From imaging to generating a differential diagnosis.
Dr Farai added, 'We decided to perform a liver MRI which showed several typical hemangioma disseminated throughout the liver, with classical enhancement after contrast injection.
Bone metastasis in pulmonary sclerosing hemangioma. Korean J Intern Med 2015;30:928-30.
A solitary cutaneous metastasis can be mistaken for infantile hemangioma both clinically and radiographically.
Other benign lesions were also observed in our study like Capillary Hemangioma, Squamous Papilloma (Viral Wart), Pterygium, were most common lesions were comprising of 3.9%, 2.9%, 2.5%, respectively.
Propranolol has the combined advantage of promoting more rapid involution of the hemangioma, in addition to halting its growth.
Silent Left Ventricular Hemangioma. Acta Cardiol Sin 2013;29:562-4.
Infantile hemangioma is the most common vascular tumor in children.