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glossary:hemangioma [2012/10/16 14:40] (current)
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|+||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.|