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What exactly are cavernous hemangiomas?

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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Hemangioma (Definition)

A type of birthmark that typically looks like a rubbery, bright red nodule of extra blood vessels in the skin. A hemangioma grows during the first year of life, and ...Read more


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What are hemangiomas?

What are hemangiomas?

Collection ofvessels: A complex collection of blood vessels that usually are benign, and usually have a bening history. ...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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What are benign hemangiomas?

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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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What exactly are liver lesions?

What exactly are liver lesions?

Masses: Liver lesion is another way to describe a mass in the liver. There are many different types of masses and they can be benign or malignant. Cyst can sometimes be referred to as lesions. Most of the time a mix of differnent types of x-ray tests and possibly a biopsy can figure out what it is. ...Read more

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What exactly are brainstem gliomas?

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What exactly are brainstem gliomas?

Tumor in brain: Gliomas are tumors arising from cells called glia in the brain. This is the most common brain tumor in adults. Brainstem is the part of the brain that contains many automatic functions and links the bulk of the brain with the body. This includes the midbrain, pons, and medulla. ...Read more

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What exactly are liver cysts?

What exactly are liver cysts?

Benign findings: Liver cysts are just small empty pockets in the liver. They are common and not usually indicative of any disease or problem. ...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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What are the treatments for vertebral hemangiomas?

A variety exist: http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1255694-treatment Often the best treatment is to leave them alone. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What are vascular nevi?

What are vascular nevi?

Broken blood vessel: Raised booed vessel usually on face which does not contain pigment cells.Can throb or bled upon friction. Easily treatable with elcetrosurgery or laser. ...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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What exactly are tiny red birthmarks?

What exactly are tiny red birthmarks?

Tiny hemangiomas: I think you are probably asking about something that is often referred to as a hemangioma of infancy. These are benign collections of blood vessels cells that usually disappear on their own. They typically appear during the first weeks of life and resolve by age 10. ...Read more

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What are cerebral aneurysms?

What are cerebral aneurysms?

Grapes on a vine: Cerebral aneurysms are out pouch rings of the blood vessels along their normal course. Blood vessels should generally resemble drinking straws which gradually taper as they reach their end. In aneurysms, the arteries bulge out, sometimes very prominently (looking much like grapes on a vine) and posing a substantial risk of rupture because of the stress this places on the vessel. ...Read more

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What are the tests for arteriovenous malformations?

What are the tests for arteriovenous malformations?

Angiography: noninvasive imaging studies (CTA, MRA, etc) are excellent for the screening and overall evaluation of arteriovenous malformations. Catheter angiography remains necessary for fine analysis and treatment planning, in particular for anomalies involving the brain and spinal cord. Catheter angiography also plays an important role in the treatment of vascular malformations (endovascular therapy). ...Read more

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What exactly is a spider angiomas?

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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 are splenic calcified granulomas? How are they treated?

What are splenic calcified granulomas? How are they treated?

Histoplasmosis: We consider histoplasmosis a fungal disease. The calcifications suggest it is now healed. Yoru physician can help guide you in the full evaluation or have you see an infectious disease expert. ...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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Can you tell me what frontoparietal arteriovenous malformation (avm) mean?

Can you tell me what frontoparietal arteriovenous malformation (avm) mean?

Brain Blood Vessels: In the brain , an avm is typically a twisted tangle of blood vessels where is an abnormal connection between arteries and veins. These can also be present in other parts of the body. Brain avm's carry a risk of bleeding if left untreated. They can also become symptomatic due to seizures and steal phenomenon (altered blood flow). Frontoparietal refers to the location. ...Read more

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What exactly are hemorrhoids?

What exactly are hemorrhoids?

Swollen anal vein: There are veins in the anus called the hemorrhoidal veins. When they swell they can develop a clot. The clot causes pain and makes it hard for the vein to shrink back to its baseline size. The swollen clotted anal veins are hemorrhoids. They usually occur with straining such as constipation, heavy lifting, breath holding and child birth. ...Read more

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