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Senile AngiomaAka: Cherry Angioma, Cherry Hemangioma, Campbell de Morgan Spot


  1. Epidemiology
    1. Common lesion in adults over age 40
    2. Increase in number with age
  2. Pathophysiology
    1. Composed of dilated capillaries
  3. Causes
    1. Most cases are idiopathic associated with aging
    2. Chemical exposure
      1. Mustard gas
      2. 2-Butoxyethanol
    3. Hormomal changes
      1. Pregnancy
      2. Increased Prolactin
  4. Symptoms
    1. Asymptomatic
  5. Signs
    1. Characteristics
      1. Benign soft, dome-shaped Papule
      2. Small (< 6 mm diameter)
      3. Bright red or violet colored lesions
      4. Vascular and Blanches with pressure
        1. Round Papule, cherry red color, <6mm diameter
    2. Distribution
      1. Trunk
      2. Proximal extremities
  6. Differential Diagnosis
    1. Angiokeratoma
    2. Venous lake
    3. Pyogenic Granuloma
    4. Nodular amelanotic Melanoma
    5. Metastatic carcinoma (hypernephroma)
  7. Management: Cosmetic removal
    1. Laser coagulation
    2. Electrocautery
    3. Excision of larger lesions
    4. Cryotherapy is not effective

Senile angioma (C0343082)

Definition (NCI)A capillary hemangioma of the skin, presenting as a red papular lesion.
ConceptsNeoplastic Process (T191)
EnglishBlood spots on skin, Campbell de Morgan angioma, Campbell de Morgan spot, Cherry angioma, Cherry Hemangioma, De Morgan's spots, Senile angioma, Senile ectasia, Senile Hemangioma, Senile naevus of skin, Senile nevus of skin
Spanishangioma cereza, angioma senil, ectasia senil, manchas de De Morgan, nevo senil cutaneo, nevo senil de piel
Parent ConceptsSpider nevus (C0085666), Hemangioma of skin (C0687140), Disease of capillaries (C0155765), Angiokeratoma of skin (C0346075)
Derived from the NIH UMLS (Unified Medical Language System)

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