Hemangiomas

Figure 32-17. Hemangiomas. (Ortho Pharmaceutical Corp.)

Hemangiomas are vascular abnormalities of the skin. Heredity is not a factor in the development of these lesions. There are nine types of hemangiomas, which vary as to depth, clinical appearance, and location:

• Superficial hemangioma

• Cavernous hemangioma

• Mixed hemangioma (when both superficial and cavernous elements are present)

• Spider hemangioma

• Port wine hemangioma

• Nuchal hemangioma

• Capillary hemangioma

• Angiokeratoma

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