Hemangioma

Hemangioma

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. A hemangioma of infancy is a benign self-involuting tumor (swelling or growth) of endothelial cells, the cells that line blood vessels. It usually appears during the first weeks of life and resolves by age 10. In infancy, it is the most common tumor. The word "hemangioma" comes from the Greek haema, "blood"; angeio, "vessel"; -oma, "tumor."The terminology used to define, describe and categorize vascular anomalies, abnormal lumps made up of blood vessels, has changed. The term hemangioma was originally used to describe any vascular tumor-like structure, whether it was present at or around birth or appeared later in life. Mulliken et al. categorized these conditions into two families: a family of self-involuting tumors, growing lesions that eventually disappear, and another family of malformations, enlarged or abnormal vessels present at birth and essentially permanent.show more

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  • Paperback | 68 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 4mm | 113g
  • Duct Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136522322
  • 9786136522326