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glossary: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 “strawberry mark.” Most hemangiomas that occur at birth disappear after a few months or years.

See also:

Capillary hemangioma

Cavernous hemangioma

Vertebral hemangioma

glossary/hemangioma.txt · Last modified: 2012/10/16 14:40 (external edit)