Cavernous Hemangioma

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Definition

Cavernous hemangioma is a harmless propagation of the blood vessels, wherein there is a formation of a tumor-like mass of blood vessels in the internal organs or the skin. This vascular tumor is composed of huge quantity of blood. The usual "superficial" lesions have dark to bright red color; lesions that are deep are blue in color. This condition extends more intensely than capillary hemangioma, so spontaneous regression is less likely.

Diagnosis

The condition is diagnosed through physical examination. In cases of mixed or deep lesions, MRI or CT scan can be done to make sure that deeper structures aren't involved.

Treatment

While the superficial lesions are often untreated and allowed to go away on its own, laser can be used in eradicating small vessels in some cases. Those that involve the eyelids obstructing the vision are usually treated with laser treatments or steroid injections that quickly reduces lesion size.

Symptoms and Signs

The disease's clinical symptoms include recurring headaches, hemorrhagic stroke, seizures, and central neurological deficits. Other symptoms include reddish-purple to red skin lesion, and massive blood vessel tumor.

Causes

The condition is generally inborn, although they can become visible within some months after birth. It frequently starts at the area that appears somewhat dusky or different in color than its surrounding tissue. Other possible underlying causes for the illness are the conditions citing Cavernous hemangioma as symptom, such as Angioma hereditary neurocutaneous and sacral hemangioms.

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