hemangioma : Definition, Usages, News and More

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

  • FOOTNOTE: Western doctors suspect that Gorbachev's birthmark is a hemangioma, which is caused by an increase in small blood vessels within and beneath the skin.
  • Marie was born with a tumor (hemangioma) on her right thigh.
News & Articles

  • Disfiguring tumors in infants vanish
    BACKGROUND: A birth mark that looks like a nodule of extra blood vessels in the skin or a bright red patch is called a hemangioma.  It grows during a baby’s first year of life and recedes over time.  It starts out as a flat red mark; it can be present anywhere on the body, but is most often found on the face, scalp, or back of the neck.  During the child’s first year, the red mark will become a ...
    July 24, 2013 - WFTV 9 Orlando

  • Frederick Ma in Xinhua
    I have recently discovered that I have 'cavernous hemangioma' and 'venous angioma'. After discussing with my family, I have decided to step down from my current position,said Ma in his statement, adding that he will meet the media Wednesday...
  • Hannah Storm in CBS News
    Storm says, "They called it a lot of different things. We heard hemangioma, we heard port wine," She asks her mother Hannah Storen, "Did anybody ever talk to you about glaucoma or hemiperisis?"

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