Angiomas

Angioma
Classification and external resources
10 D18 (ILDS D18.010), L98
ICD-9 DiseasesDB MeSH D006391

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

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.

Presentation

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.

Types

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

See also

References

External links

  • Angioma Alliance
  • Cavernoma Alliance UK - a charity created for and by people affected by cavernoma
  • Angioma awareness
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