Hemangioma

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Hemangioma

A hemangioma is a noncancerous clumping of blood vessels found on the skin or internal organs, most commonly the liver. Hemangiomas are often present at birth or develop in the first few months of life. Skin hemangiomas are quite common, mostly found on the face and neck. Liver hemangiomas rarely cause symptoms. Cavernous hemangiomas most commonly form on the brain or spinal cord and have a different outcome than the other types of hemangiomas. The cause of the clumping of the blood vessels is not well understood.

Skin hemangiomas form on the surface of the skin or in the fatty layer just underneath. It may at first appear as a flat birth mark, but will become a raised red rubbery or spongy lump over the first year. Most will stop growing at this point and after some time will begin to go away. Most skin hemangiomas disappear by age 10, though a faint discoloration may remain. Hemangiomas may affect the vision if they are on the eyelid.

Liver hemangiomas can form within the organ or on its surface. Liver hemangiomas may be estrogen sensitive, meaning they may grow if a woman is given estrogen supplements during menopause. Hemangiomas may also form on the kidneys, colon, and lungs. A hemangioma on any of these organs rarely causes problems unless it grows too large or multiple hemangiomas form. Symptoms may then include nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, and loss of appetite. Occasionally they interfere with breathing. However, they usually go unnoticed unless picked up by an imaging study (MRI) being done for another reason.

Diagnosis is made by physical exam and imaging studies. Many hemangiomas will go away without treatment. If causing problems, treatment may include laser procedures, steroid injections, medication or surgical removal. If you or your child has been diagnosed with hemangioma, talk to your doctor about the most current treatment options.

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VHL Alliance

VHLA is dedicated to research, education, and support to improve awareness, diagnosis, treatment, and quality of life for those affected by VHL.

Last Updated: 5 Jan 2015

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Condition Specific Organizations

Following organizations serve the condition "Hemangioma" for support, advocacy or research.

VHL Alliance

VHLA is dedicated to research, education, and support to improve awareness, diagnosis, treatment, and quality of life for those affected by VHL.

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Last Updated: 5 Jan 2015

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Hemangioma" returned 790 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Acquired elastotic hemangioma, a little-known entity: report of a case with 15 years of evolution.
 

Author(s): Maria Claudia Alves Luce, Caroline Paias Ribeiro, Bethânia Cabral Cavalli Swiczar, Neusa Yuriko Sakai Valente

Journal: An Bras Dermatol. ;93(4):559-561.

 

Acquired elastotic hemangioma is a hemangioma variant first described in 2002. It is characterized by being a benign, solitary, slow-growing lesion, that appears in adulthood and is associated with solar exposure. It is a rare hemangioma variant with few cases reported in the literature. ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Pulmonary hemangioma mimicking bronchiectasis: A case report.
 

Author(s): Wei Li, Tong Xin, Yuxin Hu, Peng Gao, Mo Chen, Jie Zhang

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2018 Jun;97(25):e11203.

 

Pulmonary hemangioma is a rare thoracic condition that can lead to hemoptysis. Here we report a case that presented with lumen dilatation suggestive of bronchiectasis on high-resolution computed tomography (CT) and was misdiagnosed as bronchiectasis for more than 10 years.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Atypical hepatic hemangioma: imaging features of hyalinized hemangioma.
 

Author(s): Letícia Maria Araujo Oliveira Nunes, Caroline Duarte de Mello-Amoedo, Fernando Ide Yamauchi, Ronaldo Hueb Baroni

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Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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The terms "Hemangioma" returned 103 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Cavernous hemangioma of the thymus: A case report and review of the literature.
 

Author(s): Chunhui Zheng, Fangbiao Zhang, Shaosong Tu, Xiangyan Zhang, Chun Zhao

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2018 Jul;97(30):e11698.

 

Cavernous hemangioma is a congenital venous malformation with the potential to develop in all tissues of the body. However, cavernous hemangioma of the thymus is extremely rare.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Gastric fundus splenosis with hemangioma masquerading as a gastrointestinal stromal tumor in a patient with schistosomiasis and cirrhosis who underwent splenectomy: A case report and literature review.
 

Author(s): Bing Guan, Xiao-Hong Li, Liang Wang, Min Zhou, Zhi-Wu Dong, Guo-Jun Luo, Ling-Ping Meng, Jun Hu, Wei-Yun Jin

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2018 Jul;97(27):e11461.

 

Splenosis is the heterotopic auto-transplantation of the splenic tissues. Gastric splenosis in a rare location mimics a gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST). Gastric splenosis with hemangioma has not been reported throughout the literature.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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A rare case of important and recurrent abnormal uterine bleeding in a post partum woman caused by cavernous hemangioma: a case report and review of literature.
 

Author(s): Kacou Edele Aka, Gninlgninrin Apollinaire Horo, Minata Fomba, Salif Kouyate, Abdoul Koffi Koffi, Seni Konan, Mohamed Fanny, Benjamin Effi, Mamourou Kone

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The cavernous hemangioma is a rare benign vascular tumor. About 50 cases of this disease were found in the literature over the last century and only 9 cases of cavernous hemangioma on the pregnant uterus were published it comes into cavernous or capillary form. The symptomatology ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Efficacy Evaluation of Propranolol Treatment of Hepatic Hemangioma
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Hemangioma Liver

 

Last Updated: 20 Aug 2018

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Clinical Characteristics of Infantile Hemangioma
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Hemangioma

 

Last Updated: 31 Oct 2017

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Percutaneous Sclerotherapy of Symptomatic Liver Hemangioma With Bleomycin
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Hemangioma Liver

 

Last Updated: 25 Aug 2018

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