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Hemangioma Causes & Treatment for Cure

Crimson or scarlet colored inflamed elevation of skin that contains an abnormal rapid multiplication of blood vessels is known as cherry angiomas, or cherry hemangiomas. These cherry colored spots or papules on the skin are a common kind of angioma or growths. Cherry angiomas are also seen in older people and known as senile angiomas. These cherry or purple colored spots or papules on the skin are bunches of very small capillaries on the surface of the skin, that take shape like a small circular dome which is usually flat topped. These papules can occur on any part of the skin but are commonly viewed on the torso, on the face, sometimes on the scalp, on the neck, and arms and legs. Although these growths are extremely small shaped like that of a pinhead, in some cases, it can further develop into a spongy or mushroom shaped growth.

The nineteenth century British century surgeon Campbell De Morgan was the first physician to note and describe the skin disorder and hence sometimes physicians refer to this skin ailment as Campbell de Morgan spots. It is also observed that cherry angiomas increase with frequency over age. Since the blood vessels that constitute an angioma are so adjacent to the surface of the skin, it is possible that cherry angiomas are likely to hemorrhage heavily if they are bruised or wounded, hence it is unadvisable that this skin disorder be touched or attempted to be removed without the supervision of a medical doctor. Large angiomas are likely to cause heavy bleeding if punctured or removed through crude means.

Cherry angiomas suddenly come into view in most people when they reach middle age. In many cases, they have no known causes and appear without any development. In very rare occasions the sudden appearance of many cherry angiomas may be induced due to the existence of a evolving internal malignancy. This dermatological disorder can occur in people from any race, ethnic background or either sexes.

The most common form of treatment used to get rid of cherry angiomas is through the means of electro-surgery. In electro-surgery, the surgeon employs a small surgical operation that involved the use of a particular electrical needle-shaped tool or instrument that is used to lift off the angioma. Another procedure known as cyrotherapy is used by some patients that involve the freezing out of the afflicted patch with liquid nitrogen. Some patients also opt for laser vaporization. In the method using laser vaporization, the surgeon uses a vivid concentrated ray of light to remove the angioma. This latest technique is supposedly the safest as it causes very little damage or almost negligible harm to the bordering skin tissue.