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Scalp (Definition)

Scalp is the part of the skin on the skull, deeply attached to the skull and has the hair shafts from it. Rest of the skin in the head like facial skin (beard) has only 2 layers -epidermis and dermis. Scalp has 5 different layers unlike facial skin/rest of skin all over body. Scalp-s-epidermis, c-conn. Tissue, a-aponeurosis, l-loose areolar conn. Tissue and p- pericranium attached ...Read more


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Have 3 flu hemangiomas on liver. As adult only I'm getting lots of small red spots filled with blood all over body, face and scalp. Due to liver? Name?

Have 3 flu hemangiomas on liver. As adult only I'm getting lots of small red spots filled with blood all over body, face and scalp. Due to liver? Name?

Probably nothing: If the red spots on your skin are cherry hemangiomas / "Campbell de Morgan spots", relax, they mean absolutely nothing. Maybe one person has a hemangioma or two or three in the liver and it's a non-issue itself -- a Gorbachev birthmark, a curiosity. Be thankful for good health. ...Read more

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What are benign hemangiomas?

Benign: Hemangiomas are collections of vascular tissue in an unexpected location, and of low vascular flow. They are benign (not cancer), and usually painless and asymptomatic. Therefore, they are generally not treated. They are particularly common in the liver, skin, and spine. Having said that, very large hemangiomas can bleed, fracture if in the spine, cause pain, or be disfiguring and may be treated. ...Read more

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How is hemangiomas diagnosed?

How is hemangiomas diagnosed?

Examination: It is raised collection of blood. Small ones are diagnosed by observation. Large ones may be also examined with a sonogram to detect the size. Small ones are removable with vascular laser. Large congenital hemangiomas are now treated with beta blockers. ...Read more

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What is strawberry hemangiomas?

What is strawberry hemangiomas?

Abnormal capillaries: An abnormal network of arterial and venous communications that lead to a red and raised area on your skin. Other than cosmetic, there is negligible consequence. ...Read more

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How risky is hemangioma in humans?

Depends on location: Some hemangiomas are not serious at all. Others because of their location can be a serious problem. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of hemangioma?

What are the symptoms of hemangioma?

On skin-visible: Hemangiomas (benign tumors of blood vessels) can occur on the skin (w/ or w/o involvement of the neurologic system)-visible, but not a symptom. Hemangiomas of the liver are common-usually no symptoms. If bleed or rupture can cause pain, fever, even shock. Hemangiomas of the brain are common; no symptoms unless they bleed. Then headache and neuro signs, sympts: depend on location and amt of bleed. ...Read more

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Is multiple hemangioma cureble & how?

Laser or surgery: Dpending on size and depth laser or electrosurgery can remove individual lesions. ...Read more

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What exactly are cavernous hemangiomas?

Blood Vessels Growth: Cavernous hemangiomas are a term used for infantile hemangiomas (ih, also called hemangiomas of infancy) that are localized deep in the skin. We currently prefer to use the term deep infantile hemangiomas. Infantile hemangiomas can also be superficial, or mixed (both superficial and deep). ...Read more

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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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Could a hemangioma of the spine be dangerous?

Depends where: If it is in the vertebral bodies, where we commonly find them, avoid becoming osteoporotic and they should cause in trouble at all. If you have a rare hemangioma that has developed somewhere else in the spine, it would depend if it impinges on any nerves or the central canal. On the skin it does not pose any danger normally. ...Read more

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What is a hemangioma liver?

Hemangioma: Small blood vessel enlargement or leaked blood around a blood vessel. Usually self contained and may be visible on an ultrasound or CT scan ...Read more

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What is a hepatic hemangioma?

Liver: Small blood vessels form a lump HEMA Angioma in some tissue _ liver in this case ...Read more

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What is a capillary hemangioma?

What is a capillary hemangioma?

Capillary bundle: Ch are spaghetti like collections of bundled capillaries in a common birth mark. They will generally grow faster than the kid for about 6-8 m, slow then start to shrink down into the skin leaving a pale or parchment like surface by the age of 4.Rarely do they need any work. If they might interfere with vision of distort the nose some dermatologists might treat to decrease size. ...Read more

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What are hemangioma in the liver?

What are hemangioma in the liver?

See below: Liver hemangioma is a noncancerous (benign) mass that occurs in the liver. A liver hemangioma is made up of a tangle of blood vessels. See a GI doctor if you are concerned. ...Read more

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What is a hemangioma in the neck?

See a dermatologist: There are several kinds of hemangiomas. Cavernous...Cherry. Strawberry. Angel's kiss. Etc etc. ...Read more

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Is hemangioma a type of birthmark?

Yes: Hemangiomas are often referred to as birth marks although they may show up some days or weeks after birth. There are several varieties. ...Read more

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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 the treatment for hemangioma?

Leave alone: Small hemangiomas are best left alone. If they are in an area that is dangerous, like near the eye, we can inject them with steroids, use high potency topical steroids, topical Aldara (imiquimod) cream or propranalol with some relief. ...Read more

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How can one get rid of a hemangioma?

How can one get rid of a hemangioma?

On a baby?: If it is a growing hemangioma on a baby, what we call an "infantile hemangioma, " then it can be treated very effectively and safely with an oral medication called propranolol. ...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 can cause adult liver hemangiomas?

Usually born with: Benign tumor of blood vessels. Usually congenital, but not discovered until noted on a test done for other reasons; usually no symptoms (unless large and/or bleed); may be associated with hormonal changes, e.g. Birth control pills, ivf rx. ...Read more

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What impact are hemangiomas on the liver?

What impact are hemangiomas on the liver?

Benign: It is a benign liver lesion made up of abnormal collection of blood vessels. Usually they are without symptoms, but they may cause pain and fullness. Rare reports of jaundice, rupture or bleeding. ...Read more

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What is a hemangioma of the dorsal spine?

Hemangioma: Hemangiomas are mostly benign lesions in the spine. They are usually in the vertebral body and rarely cause any symptoms. They are very commonly seen as an incidental finding on MRI's. ...Read more

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What is a hemangioma of the dorsal spine?

Benign blood: A benign blood vessel collection in the back of spine frquently adymptomatic incidental findings not to be worried about ...Read more

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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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Are hemangiomas the same as synovial cysts?

Are hemangiomas the same as synovial cysts?

No: A synovial cyst is a small, fluid-filled sac or pouch that contains joint (synovial) fluid. It can develop over a tendon or joint, creating a mass under the skin. A hemangioma is a benign tumor made from an overgrowth of blood vessels. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of capillary hemangioma?

None to possible ble: Usualy there no symptoms but it can bleed if traumatized or become inflammed or black in color. Some peole have multiple lesions which are easily removed. ...Read more

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Hemangioma (Definition)

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