Angiomas are benign tumors derived from cells of the vascular or lymphatic vessel walls (endothelium) or derived from cells of the tissues surrounding these vessels.[1][2]

Angioma
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Arteriography showing the blood vessels involved in an angioma of the ring finger
SpecialtyDermatology

Angiomas are a frequent occurrence as patients age, but they might be an indicator of systemic problems such as liver disease. They are not commonly associated with malignancy.

Signs and symptomsEdit

 
An infantile haemangioma, also called a strawberry angioma, on a child's arm

Angiomas usually appear at or near the surface of the skin anywhere on the body, and may be considered bothersome depending on their location. However, they may be present as symptoms of another more serious disorder, such as cirrhosis. When they are removed, it is generally for cosmetic reasons.

TypesEdit

  1. Capillary: Cherry hemangioma, Infantile haemangioma
  2. Cavernous
  3. Pyogenic granuloma
  1. Capillary (simple)
  2. Cavernous (cystic)
  1. Naevus flammeus
  2. Telangiectasia - Spider, Hereditary hemorrhagic
  • Reactive vascular proliferations
  1. Bacillary angiomatosis

DiagnosisEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Robbins and Cotran, "Pathologic Basis of Disease", by Ninay Kumar, Abul K. Abbas, Nelson Fausto, 7th Edition, pages 545-547
  2. ^ "angioma" at Dorland's Medical Dictionary

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