HEMANGIOM - a benign tumor that develops from blood vessels, usually due to a malformation.
Hemangiomas can be detected on mucous membranes, such as the oral cavity, in parenchymal organs, such as the liver, but most often they are localized on the skin, especially on the skin of the face and neck. Hemangioma is often found in newborns, with age it often increases and can reach significant sizes.
The most common capillary and cavernous hemangiomas. Capillary hemangioma has the appearance of a crimson spot, and cavernous hemangioma - a soft knotty formation of a cherry or purple color.
Clinically, hemangioma is often asymptomatic. In some cases, due to localization or large sizes, it can cause a cosmetic defect.
There is a wide arsenal of modern hemangioma treatment methods. These include cryosurgery, injection of sclerosing substances, diathermocoagulation, radiation therapy. In addition, surgical excision of the tumor is used .