Hemangioma - Symptom
Cavernous hemangioma; Strawberry nevus
- A red to reddish-purple, raised sore (lesion) on the skin
- A massive, raised tumor with blood vessels
Most hemangiomas are on the face and neck.
Signs and tests:
Hemangiomas are diagnosed by a physical examination. In the case of deep or mixed lesions, a CT or MRI scan may be performed.
Occasionally, a hemangioma may occur with other rare conditions. Additional tests may be done for these syndromes.
- Reviewed last on: 10/10/2010
- Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Medical Director, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, University of Washington, School of Medicine. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.
Habif TP. Vascular tumors and malformations. In: Habif TP, ed. Clinical Dermatology. 5th ed. St. Louis, Mo: Mosby Elsevier; 2009:chap 23.
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