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Dr. Gregory Levitin
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Capillary Hemangioma (Overview)

A capillary hemangioma is a vascular anomaly. It is the most common type of hemangioma & has the appearance of a red, lumpy area on the skin.


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What are capillary hemangiomas?

What are capillary hemangiomas?

Nests of capillarys: Infants often have nests of capillarys show up within the first month that can be localized, tiny, round or dominate a large area of skin. They grow faster than the child & surrounding nl skin, peaking in relative size about a year & have a strawberry like appearance. This rapid growth phaze is followed by slowing & reversal, often major patches decline & pale parchment like skin is left. ...Read more

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Dr. Gregory Levitin
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Capillary Hemangioma (Overview)

A capillary hemangioma is a vascular anomaly. It is the most common type of hemangioma & has the appearance of a red, lumpy area on the skin.


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What is capillary hemangioma cause?

What is capillary hemangioma cause?

No one knows.: The theory is that these hemangioma of babies are from pieces of placenta that have broken off during pregnancy. This is because the hemangiomas stain for a protein called glut-1 that is only found in placenta. They are more commonly found in premature babies. ...Read more

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What is a cerebral cavernous hemangiomas?

What is a  cerebral cavernous hemangiomas?

Large vasc abn brain: Cavernous implies large sized (as these things go); hemangioma is a vascular (blood vessel) abnormality enlarged thinner walled capillaries, a benign tumor; cerebral: in the brain. May have no symptoms, until they do-seizure, stroke, possibly death. Can be genetic component, family to be checked. See pmd first, then-neurologist, maybe neurosurgeon and/or interventional radiologist. ...Read more

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Brain MRI cavernous angioma ?

Brain MRI cavernous angioma ?

Commonly seen on MRI: Cavernous angioma is a cluster of tiny but abnormal blood vessels that can be seen in the brain or spinal cord. Many people never experience symptoms from a cavernous angioma and may never even know they have one. They do have a tendency to bleed and depending on the location and size, they can cause seizures or other neurologic symptoms. ...Read more

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Can cherry angioma disappear?

Can cherry angioma disappear?

They can : They can disappear, but it is not something you can count on. Pulse dye laser or a yag laser will get rid of them for good. ...Read more

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What can trigger cavernous hemangiomas?

What can trigger cavernous hemangiomas?

Trauma growth: By far most liver hemangioms do not cause any issues at all some are large and like any big complex of blood vessels a traumatic injury like car accident boxing or even skate board fall can break it open or rupture.... Also very rarely they will continue to grow and eventually rupture....These growing hemangiomas become cavernous and may require surgery to prevent unwanted rupture. ...Read more

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Is there collagen in capillary blood vessels?

Is there collagen in capillary blood vessels?

Yes: The basement membrane on which the lining of the capillary rests has collagen as the major constituent. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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What are the differences between cavernosa angioma and cavernosa hemangioma?

What are the differences between cavernosa angioma and cavernosa hemangioma?

Angioma: The "hemangioma" and "angioma" are same meaning of the disease of the vessel wall in certain part of the body. It can be brain cavernosa hemangioma (or carvernosa angioma) which may cause seizure ar more dangerous condition. It can be subcutaneous hemangioma which may cause enlarged blood vessels as raised red skin lesions. ...Read more

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Hemangioma (venous malformation), what is this?

Venous tumor.: Hemangioma is essentially an enlargement (ectasia) of a vein which is due to a venous malformation. They can occur any where in the body and can be very small such as those very small red spots seen on the skin to very large such as those sometimes found in the liver or spleen. The treatment varies from nothing to local removal with a laser or RFto sclerotherapy to surgical excision. ...Read more

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What is the difference between capillary and cavernous hemangioma ?

Top vs bottom: Cappillary hemangiomas are in the top skin layers and cavernous deeper in the skin, see: http://goo.Gl/vivep. ...Read more

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What is a venous malformation (hemangioma)?

Benign congenital: An hemagioma is one of several types of venous malformations, a result of abnormal vascular development. They are benign but can cause symptoms from size or location. treatment when needed is by laser ablation, sclerotherapy or embolization.Surgery is rarely used ...Read more

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Splinter hemorrhages, janeway lesions and osler nodes. Is this endocarditis?

Splinter hemorrhages, janeway lesions and osler nodes. Is this endocarditis?

Do not self diagnose: Too important a question and a disease to be looking for a diagnosis over the internet or to self diagnose Have it checked thoroughly by a cardiologist or infectious disease specialist ASAP!!!! ...Read more

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What is a venous angioma and a petechial hemorrhage?

What is a venous angioma and a petechial hemorrhage?

Petechiae: Petechiae hemorrhage spots come from extremely small areas where you are bleeding into your skin. Many different things can cause petechiae. Some of the more common causes include: an injury, autoimmune disorder, reaction to medication, liver disorder, or bone marrow disorder. But it could also be something as simple as a nutritional deficiency. Try supplementing with vitamins b12, c, folic acid. ...Read more

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What is capillary blood?

What is capillary blood?

Blood in Capillary: Our circulation consists of heart + arteries which carry blood away from the left heart & to the capillaries of the body & veins which return the blood back to the right heart which pumps to the lung arteries, capillaries, lung veins & back to the left heart. The blood in capillaries, at any given moment, is called capillary blood: it makes skin pink. Press skin & hold, note color after releasing. ...Read more

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Can conjunctival melanosis present with tortuous conjunctival vessels?

Can conjunctival melanosis present with tortuous conjunctival vessels?

Different things: Primary conjunctival melanosis is a brown discolored spot in the eye that resembles a freckle or somewhat scatter. It is consider precancerous. Vessels in the conjunctiva might be tortuous or not. ...Read more

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Can diffuse haemangioma in skull bone cause Subdural Hematoma or cavenous sinus thrombosis so worried?

Can diffuse haemangioma in skull bone cause Subdural Hematoma or cavenous sinus thrombosis so worried?

NO: Of course, if you have reasons for thrombosis, or bad head trauma, you, like others could have such issues, but so far, you provide no reason to worry. ...Read more

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What is small vessel vasculopathy?

Inflammation: This is a pathology term related to inflammation and at times occlusion of blood vessels. In the central nervous system including the brain it can occur in the context of any process that increases inflammation. It is thought to contribute to neurodegeneration. There are a wide variety of conditions that can lead to it. Stay safe! ...Read more

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Could cvs cause strawberry hemangioma?

Yes, definitely: Yes, chorionic villous sampling (cvs) is well documented to be associated with skin hemangiomas of infancy. No one is sure why, but the theory is trauma to the placenta. ...Read more

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What is the difference a hemangioma and portwine stain birthmarks?

What is the difference a  hemangioma and portwine stain birthmarks?

Structure: The port wine stain is a shallow collection of dilated blood vessels just under the skin that form a wine colored patch on one side of the face, (upper/mid/lower ) these can signal abnormalities in the brain on the same side. Hemangioma is a less specific term applied to a jumble of blood vessels, sometimes appearing as a strawberry mark but could be a cystic structure deeper in the skin. ...Read more

Dr. James Sidman
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Hemangioma (Definition)

A birthmark often appearing as a rubbery, bright red nodule ...Read more