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Cavernous Hemangioma

Cavernous Hemangioma

Description : Cavernous hemangiomas are composed of blood vessels which are larger, more dilated, and contain thicker walls than those of a capillary hemangioma.

They usually develop after birth and occur more commonly in females.

The natural history of cavernous hemangiomas is similar to that of strawberry hemangiomas, although cavernous hemangiomas usually have slower growth and regression rates.

The color of the lesion is determined by its depth; superficial lesions have a reddish color, whereas deep lesions have a bluish color.

The dilated capillaries of this cavernous hemangioma are larger and have thicker walls than those of a capillary hemangioma. H&E 145 x.

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