Hemangioma

Cavernous hemangioma; Strawberry nevus; Birthmark - hemangioma

A hemangioma is an abnormal buildup of blood vessels in the skin or internal organs.

Hemangioma - angiogram

This angiogram (an X-ray taken after dye has been injected into the blood stream) shows a mass of blood vessels (hemangioma) in the liver.

Hemangioma on the face (nose)

Hemangiomas are tumors made-up of dilated blood vessels that usually appear shortly after birth, although they may be present at birth. Hemangiomas on the face can be disfiguring and may interfere with visual development or cause obstruction of the airway.

Circulatory system

Blood used by the body is brought back to the heart and lungs by the veins of the body. Once the blood has gathered more oxygen from the lungs, it is pumped back out to the body through the arteries.

Hemangioma excision

A hemangioma is a non-cancerous (benign) growth of blood vessels. They are the most common benign blood vessel (vascular) growths in infants and children. Most resolve with time and occasionally with medication. Large or disfiguring hemangiomas may require surgical excision.

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