Angiomas are often very small and a normal part of getting older.
What are the clinical features?
Haemangiomas are easily spotted!
The spot is small, measuring between 2-9mm in diameter. The vibrant red colour is caused by the presence of blood vessels. The colour can vary from dull to shiny red, and occasionally blue to purple and is typically the same colour throughout. There are usually multiple haemangiomas.
Lesions are usually round and dome-shaped and are easily visible on the surrounding skin. They are commonly found on the trunk, but they can appear anywhere on the body.
Gallery of Haemangiomas
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What is the significance?
There is no significance to Cambell do Morgan spots in adults, and they are no cause for concern.
Spider Nevi are a type of Haemangioma. Several thin blood vessels, like the spokes of a bicycle wheel, join in the middle. Multiple Spider Nevi on the upper chest may be a sign of chronic liver disease.
Haemangiomas may occasionally need treatment because of bleeding. The usual reason to treat a Haemangioma is simply that the person doesn’t like them.
Tiny spots can be treated with electrocautery without local anaesthetic, and the larger ones are treated with electrocautery with a local anaesthetic. Curettage is an additional option.