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  • noun A benign skin lesion consisting of dense, usually elevated masses of dilated blood vessels.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A tumor composed of bloodvessels; an augioma.

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  • noun pathology A congenital, benign tumor of endothelial cells.

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  • noun benign angioma consisting of a mass of blood vessels; some appear as birthmarks

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Examples

  • 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.

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  • 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.

    Trish Kinney: The Marks on Us

  • But the direst drama of her infancy was due to a blood-vessel tumor, known as a hemangioma, which exploded one terrible day.

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  • A hemangioma is a benign tumor of cells that line blood vessels, appearing during the first few week ...

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  • A hemangioma is a benign tumor of cells that line blood vessels, appearing during the first few week ...

    THE MEDICAL NEWS

  • A hemangioma is a benign tumor of cells that line blood vessels, appearing during the first few week ...

    THE MEDICAL NEWS

  • A hemangioma is a benign tumor of cells that line blood vessels, appearing during the first few week ...

    THE MEDICAL NEWS

  • A hemangioma is a benign tumor of cells that line blood vessels, appearing during the first few week ...

    THE MEDICAL NEWS

  • 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.

    DR. SANJIV CHOPRA’S LIVER BOOK

  • 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.

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