What is hemangioma?
Hemangioma is a formation in the skin or mucous membrane. Hemangioma may be flat, in the form of nodules or elevation, and also may be like a birthmark. Sometimes a peculiar pattern can be considered on hemangioma. Hemangioma is composed of abnormally formed blood vessels - arteries, veins or capillaries. If you put pressure on it, it pales. Hemangioma is the most common vascular tumor. It usually occurs in children, adolescents and the elderly. These tumors can occur in any part of the human body, but more often are located on the face, forehead, and neck.
Symptoms of hemangioma
Types of hemangiomas
There are different types of hemangiomas:
Causes of hemangioma
Hemangiomas occur in one out of 100 newborns and one of four premature infants. Their causes are different. Sometimes the appearance of the tumor is due to a hereditary factor.
Arachnids hemangiomas arise during pregnancy and liver diseases. However, this tumor often appears for no apparent reason.
Treatment of hemangioma
Treatment of hemangiomas depends on their type. Growth of capillary hemangiomas in children is suspended using hormones, glucocorticoids. Cavernous hemangiomas can be treated by irradiation. Senile and arachnids hemangiomas can be removed using cautery or laser. Hemangiomas often disappear on their own, so do not require special treatment.
Any change on the skin should be examined by a doctor. When you select the blood of hemangiomas or its location in places of frequent injuries consult a doctor immediately. Unfortunately, most hemangiomas of the internal organs of and brain do not cause a symptom, that’s why they are found randomly or too late.
If the doctor determines that hemangioma is a symptom any serious illness, it is necessary to treat the underlying disease.
Self-medication is contraindicated. Vascular birthmark can be masked using makeup.
Course of the disease
Hemangiomas usually remain in their place of origin and do not spread to other areas of the skin. However, there are exceptions - a capillary hemangioma. This tumor of blood vessels can grow for several years, but when the child reaches the age of five, they are disappearing. Hemangiomas of liver, heart, lung, brain are dangerous, because when they break a person dies.
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