Angioma: Overview

Angioma is an overgrowth of either blood vessels or lymphatic vessels creating a lump that is usually benign. An overgrowth of blood vessel is called “hemangioma”; in lymph vessels it is called “lymphangioma”. An angioma is usually just under the skin, in the tissue beneath the skin, or rarely in the central nervous system. Neonatal angioma is common, either appearing as birthmarks or shortly after birth. In many cases, they may disappear over time.

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