American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A benign skin lesion consisting of dense, usually elevated masses of dilated blood vessels.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A tumor composed of bloodvessels; an augioma.
- n. benign angioma consisting of a mass of blood vessels; some appear as birthmarks
“We used the term hemangioma only because of the visual appearance of the malformation in our patient,1 but reading the accurate explanation from Yan and colleagues, and in particular the classification by Mulliken et al,2-3 we have become aware of our inaccuracy.”
“It wasn't until I was sitting in a treatment room discussing my dreadful cancer diagnosis at age 42 that it was referred to as hemangioma, which doesn't sound like something you want any more than a stain.”
“But the direst drama of her infancy was due to a blood-vessel tumor, known as a hemangioma, which exploded one terrible day.”
“A hemangioma is a benign tumor of cells that line blood vessels, appearing during the first few week ...”
“On rare occasions, a person’s gallbladder will be seated high up in the liver, or she may have a small, benign tumor of the liver called a hemangioma.”
“Early literature on vascular birthmarks is complicated by indiscriminate application of terms such as hemangioma to denote heterogeneous vascular anomalies, including those now more specifically identified as capillary malformations (port-wine stains), cutis marmorata telangiectatica congenita, kaposiform hemangioendothelioma, and pyogenic granuloma, to name just a few.”
“When she was only two weeks old at her first visit to the pediatrician, I was made aware of the fact that what I thought was just a simple sucking blister on her lip, was actually a hemangioma that would continue to get larger and larger.”
“Through my work with Belle, I met Linda Rozell-Shannon, whose daughter Christine was born with a hemangioma.”
“My tenacious journey to get treatment for my daughter led me through a maze of confusion and misinformation, before I ultimately stumbled through utter frustration and sheer determination, upon the doctor in LA who incredibly removed Carleigh's hemangioma in outpatient surgery!”
“At the event, Jennifer, 31, spoke about being bullied due to a large facial birthmark and hemangioma.”
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