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What is the definition or description of: angioma?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger answered

Specializes in Ophthalmology

Blood vessel tumor: An angioma is any overgrowth of blood vessels in one area in excess of the metabolic needs of the tissue at that point. They can be tiny as in the cherry angiomas on the skin of older folks, or large disfiguring the skin or growing into organs and causing displacement and dysfunction. They can sometimes blood and sometimes become malignant.

Answered 9/10/2016

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Dr. Alan Ali answered

Specializes in Psychiatry

Angioma: Is benign tumor derived from cells of vascular or lymphatic vessel walls (epithelium) or from cells of the tissues surrounding these vessels.

Answered 8/31/2016

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Dr. Bac Nguyen answered

Specializes in Family Medicine

Growth from blood ve: Angio means from blood vessel and angioma is an abnormal growth from blood or lymphatic vessel, eith new or dilation of these vessels forming it. Often, this is a benign (not cancerous) condition and occurs more as we get older. However, there are instances when these occur because of some underlying condition succ as liver disease. Consult doc if you have concern. Good luck.

Answered 7/12/2016

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