Hemangioma

A hemangioma is a benign and usually self-involuting tumor (swelling or growth) of the endothelial cells that line blood vessels, and is characterised by increased number of normal or abnormal vessels filled with blood. It usually appears in the first weeks of life and grows most rapidly over the first six months. Usually, growth is complete and i...
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hemangioma

(he-man″je-o´mә) a common type of congenital vascular malformation or benign tumor made up of newly formed blood vessels clustered together; it may be present at birth or appear a little later. The most common type appears as a network of small blood-filled capillaries near the surface of the skin, for...
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Hemangioma

A birthmark that is quite common in babies, children and adults. A hemangioma occurs when there is a collection of excess blood vessels on the skin. While some hemangiomas are small or on a part of the body that cannot be easily seen, others are large, disfiguring and obvious. Hemangiomas have a typical pattern of growth. Rarely will a child actu.....
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hemangioma

a congenital, benign tumour, made up of new-formed blood vessels of the skin. There are three main types.[2 related articles]
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hemangioma

An aggregation of multiple, dilated, blood vessels.
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hemangioma

Benign tumor of newly formed blood vessels.
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hemangioma

hemangioma 1. An extremely common benign tumor, occurring most commonly in infancy and childhood, made up of newly formed blood vessels, and resulting from malformation of angioblastic tissue of fetal life. There are two main types: capillary and cavernous. 2. A general term denoting a benign or malignant vascular tumor that resembles the classic ...
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Hemangioma

Hemangioma: A birth irregularity where a localized tissue mass grows rich in small blood vessels. Capillary hemangiomas are composed nearly entirely of tiny capillary vessels. Cavernous hemangiomas are composed of blood- filled "lakes" and channels. An hemangioma may be visible through the skin as a birthmark, known colloquially as a 'str...
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Hemangioma

Hemangiomas are benign developmental vascular tumors. They generally appear within the first months of life. A faint pink patch at birth can evolve into a crimson nodule on the skin. Such lesions typically resolve before age 10. Capillary and cavernous hemangiomas are particularly significant when they involve the periorbital skin with ocular occlu...
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hemangioma

Type: Term Pronunciation: hē-man′jē-ō′mă Definitions: 1. A vascular tumor, present at birth or developing during life, in which proliferation of blood vessels leads to a mass that resembles a neoplasm; hemangiomas can occur anywhere in the body but are most frequently noticed in the skin and subcutaneous tissues; mos...
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hemangioma

[n] - benign angioma consisting of a mass of blood vessels
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