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capillary hemangioma

 

Definition: an overgrowth of capillary blood vessels, seen most commonly in the skin, at or soon after birth, as a soft bright red to purple nodule or plaque that usually disappears by the fifth year. The most common type of hemangioma.

Synonym(s): capillary angioma, capillary hemangioma of infancy, nevus vascularis, nevus vasculosus, superficial angioma

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