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