Soft tissue
Capillary hemangioma

Topic Completed: 1 November 2012

Minor changes: 11 September 2020

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PubMed search: capillary [title] hemangioma soft tissue

Vijay Shankar, M.D.
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Cite this page: Shankar, V. Capillary hemangioma. website. Accessed May 7th, 2021.
Definition / general
  • Blood vessels resemble capillaries
  • Present in skin, subcutaneous tissue, mucous membranes of lips, mouth, internal viscera
  • Strawberry type is seen in juveniles in 1 / 200 births, may be multiple, grow in first year, fade at ages 1 - 3, regress by age 7 in 75%
Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Closely packed spindle cells with spaces containing little blood
  • Lumens may be thrombosed or organized, hemosiderin present due to rupture
  • Scant fibrous stroma
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