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What are the treatments for a cavernous angioma of the right frontal lobe?

What are the treatments for a cavernous angioma of the right frontal lobe?

Varies: Usually, would leave alone and check with serial MRI's over time. Rare that surgery would be necessary unless causes local brain compression, stroke, bleeding, or epileptic seizures. Typically, these are found coincidentally and disregarded. ...Read more

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Angioma (Definition)

Is benign tumor derived from cells of vascular or lymphatic vessel walls (epithelium) or from cells of the ...Read more


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What is the treatment for a cavernous angioma of the frontal lobe?

What is the treatment for a cavernous angioma of the frontal lobe?

Am "angioma": Literally is a mass of disordered blood vessels. They can be watched, resected, or infarcted angiographically with metalic coils. If causing symptoms, mass or seizures, treatment is indicated. ...Read more

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What is ipl treatment? Would it work for spider angiomas?

What is ipl treatment? Would it work for spider angiomas?

Spider veins/angioma: Spider angiomas are caused by dilated veins beneath the skin. The two main treatment options are sclerotherapy (substance injected in vein to clot it) and vascular laser treatments. Ipl is another option that uses light to improve the appearance of these veins. You may requires several sessions of either to make them go away. http://www.smacboca.com/vein_removal.html. ...Read more

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Which procedure is better getting rid of a spider angioma on my face. Scraping it off or lazer treatment by a dermogist. Which will not leave scar?

Which procedure is better getting rid of a spider angioma on my face.   Scraping it off or lazer treatment by a dermogist.  Which will not leave scar?

Spider angioma: In theory, both laser and scraping could potentially cause scarring but a laser treatment is less likely. In reality if it a smaller angioma both options will heal well but most would likely recommend the laser treatment. ...Read more

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Can you get a tattoo if you have a cavernous angioma?

Can you get a tattoo if you have a cavernous angioma?

Still safe.: Tattoos are no less safe with a cavernous hemangioma. On the other hand, i don't recommend tattoos; there is a very real disease risk and do you really want that tattoo when you're 70? Tattoos fade and smudge to the point that "mom" becomes "&@%.". ...Read more

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Is it possible for me to know how many times my cavernous angioma has bled?

Bleeding angioma: Unless you have had episodes during which you were symptomatic of the hemorrhage, it will take neuroimaging such as cat scan or MRI to help in defining the number of times. ...Read more

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For cavernous angioma, what are non blood thinning painkillers?

Acetominophen/narcot: If you are worried about bleeding, you should avoid Aspirin and all of the 'nsaids' - ie, aleve, (naproxen) motrin, etc. About the only otc pain reliever than will not increase bleeding risk is acetaminophen. Narcotics also do not cause bleeding, but these are rarely needed, . ...Read more

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For a person with cavernous angioma, what are some natural painkillers that aren't blood thinners?

Not aware of any.: Optimal patient outcomes for chronic pain often result from multiple approaches (pharmacologic, physical medicine, behavioral medicine, neuromodulation, and interventional approaches) utilized in concert, coordinated via a multidisciplinary team of pain specialists. ...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 an mri/ct scan show how often a cavernous angioma has bled?

Can an mri/ct scan show how often a cavernous angioma has bled?

See below: Should detect any recent bleeding. An old bleed once the blood is resorbed may not be detected. ...Read more

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Could the angioma disease be ended?

Angioma disease: This question does not make sense to me. Please redo and send again. ...Read more

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What is the cost of angioma removal?

Depends: it depends on the size and where it is located as well as who does it, as well as how it's done. Costs for procedures varies significantly in different parts of the country too. You are in a town where everything is expensive including medical care. Consider a vacation to a place with a lower cost of living or a place within driving distance, but you need to be able to follow up after, too. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: angioma?

What is the definition or description of: angioma?

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

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Do cherry angiomas hurt?

Do cherry angiomas hurt?

No: These are benign vascular skin lesions in older folks most common on the midsection. They do not hurt unless irritated externally. ...Read more

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What is a cherry angioma?

Benign blood vessel: Cherry angiomas or hemangiomas are little, bright red, pinpoint to match head sized, flat spots that over time, become raised, more dome shaped and actually begin to look like a cherry. They are benign. A nice description of cherry hemangoimas can be seen at: dermtv.Com/what-are-cherry-hemangiomas. ...Read more

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What is cherry angiomas.?

Skin vessels: These are bright red vascular lesions that occur on the skin in older persons. They vary from punctate to sometimes 1/4 inch in size. They are benign but can be removed if they are in a spot that gets rubbed a lot causing bleeding. ...Read more

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Whats a 'spider angiomas'?

Whats a 'spider angiomas'?

Blood Vessels: Spider angiomas are abnormal collection of blood vessels of the skin with a red dot in the center and radiating smaller vessels that resemble a spider. They are commonly found on the face, neck, and hands and can occur at any age. Since they are benign, no treatment is necessary. Many resolve spontaneously. ...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 exactly is a spider angiomas?

What exactly is a spider angiomas?

Benign blood vessel: A spider angioma, or a spider nevus or telangiectasia, is a tiny dilated bllod vessel that is found just under the skin surface. They often have a central red spot and reddish extensions which spread out like a spider's legs or a web. They are common and are always benign. They can appear in women during pregnancy. If you have more than five spider angiomas, it can be a sign of liver disease. ...Read more

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What can be done for cherry angiomas?

What can be done for cherry angiomas?

Simple treatment: Cherry angiomas usually do not need to be treated. If they are cosmetically unattractive or they bleed often, they can be treated by: burning (electrosurgery/cautery), freezing (cryotherapy), or laser. ...Read more