Hemangioma

What is a hemangioma?
What is a hemangioma?

Hemangioma is a benign tumor of the endothelial cells – the cells which line the blood vessels. Benign hemangioma of skin or cutaneous hemangioma is characterized by its red appearance due to increased number and swelling of blood vessels. Skin hemangioma can arise out of superficial or deep layers of the skin, or be mixed.

Cherry angioma
Cherry angioma

Cherry angioma, also called cappilary angioma, cherry hemangioma, cherry haemangioma, cappilary hemangioma, senile angioma, is a well–shaped reddish vascular skin papule or macule. These benign lesions form when blood vessels, called venules, dilate and proliferate.