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What are benign hemangiomas?

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Dr. Eric Wang
Radiology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Eric Wang
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Dr. Shabbir Hossain
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Benign growth

Its a growth thats not cancerous.
It's made up of cells from blood vessels.

In brief: Benign growth

Its a growth thats not cancerous.
It's made up of cells from blood vessels.
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
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