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Haemangioma cavernosum

Definition

A vascular tumor preponderantly composed of large dilated blood vessels, often containing large amounts of blood, occurring in the skin, subcutaneously, or both, and also in many viscera, particularly the liver, spleen, pancreas, and sometimes the brain. The typical superficial lesions are bright to dark red in colour; deep lesions have a blue colour. A cavernous hemangioma in the skin extends more deeply than a capillary hemangioma and is less likely to regress spontaneously. (Dorland, 27th ed; from Stedman, 25th ed)

Synonyme

Haemangioma cavernosum, Blutschwamm, Strawberry-Naevus

UMLS

HAEMANGIOM, KAVERNOESES

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