What is Angioma?
There are many different types of angiomas. An angioma is a benign tumor that consists of small blood vessels. These tumors can be located anywhere on the body. Some of the different types include: spider angiomas, cherry angiomas, and senile angiomas.
A cherry angioma is painless and harmless, but many persons want them removed for cosmetic reasons. Large angiomas can bleed profusely when they are injured. Because of this, don't puncture them or try to remove them yourself.
Cherry angiomas are benign, fairly common skin growths that vary in size. They can occur almost anywhere on the body but usually develop on the trunk.
A venous angioma in the basal ganglia is a malformation of the veins that drain blood from the brain.
Treatment of Angioma
There are many varied methods which are used to treat Angioma. Few common methods are as follows:
- Angiomas do not need to be treated unless they bleed or are bothering you.
- Angiomas can be treated with electrodesiccation. This is done in the doctors office. It consists of touching the skin with an electric needle and destroying the blood vessels that make up the tumor.
- Cryotherapy - Use of liquid nitrogen to freeze the Angioma and thus remove it.
- Laser vaporization - In this method an intense beam of light is used to remove the angioma. This technique involves minimal harm to surrounding skin tissue.
Causes of Angioma
The causes of Angioma are unknown and this disease although common and affect all age groups is not dangerous. They generally occur at an age of 40 above.