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Cherry hemangioma (CH) [known in the Portuguese language as hemangioma senil, angioma senil, angioma rubi, mancha de Morgan or Mancha de Campbell . Cherry Angioma (Cherry hemangioma, Senile Angioma, Campbell-De Morgan spot). Are You Confident of the Diagnosis? Characteristic findings on physical. A venous lake, sometimes referred to as senile hemangioma of the lips is usually a solitary, non-indurated, soft, compressible, blue papule occurring due to.

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Dermal and subcutaneous tumors. The patients’ age varied from 33 to years, and the number of lesions per patient from two to 78, with a mean of This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.

The authors established the hypothesis that collagen type VI serves as a platform in the tissues with a high concentration of collagenolytic enzymes senul that the increase of collagen type VI in CH is related to its formation.

Related Bing Images Extra: This fact may be explained by the solar action on the scalp, as described, in the report of an increased incidence of CH after solar exposure. When they first develop, they may be only a tenth of a millimeter in diameter and almost flat, appearing as small red dots. The Journal of dermatologic surgery and oncology. The etiology of these lesions are unknown; however, increased number of lesions have been reported during pregnancy and eruptive cherry hemangiomas have also been reported with increased levels of prolactin, both signifying a possible hormonal factor in pathogenesis.


The diagnosis is based on the clinical appearance of the lesions.

Cherry angioma (Cherry hemangioma, Senile Angioma, Campbell-De Morgan spot)

Cherry angiomas appear spontaneously in many people in middle age but can also, less commonly, occur in young people. The average age of presentation for venous lakes has been reported to be 65 years. Infobox medical condition new All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from January By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Venous lake has been reported only in adults and usually occurs in patients older than 50 years. One study found that the majority of capillaries in cherry hemangiomas are fenestrated and stain for carbonic anhydrase activity.

Received in August, 17 th of Approved by the Consultive Council and accepted for publication in June, 10 th of The patients presented clinical and histopathological signs of CH, but with no systemic alteration or symptom. The prognosis is excellent. International Journal of Dermatology.

Cherry angioma (Cherry hemangioma, Senile Angioma, Campbell-De Morgan spot)

Adult cutaneous hemangiomas are composed of nonreplicating endotelial cell. Normally they are multiplex spots and focus predominantly on the upper trunk and arms. They can also occur in an aggressive eruptive manner in any age.

You must be a registered member of Dermatology Advisor to post a comment. Although in widespread use, the expression hemangioma or senile angioma is not appropriate for this dermatosis, since it is found in five percent of adolescents 2 and in They are of little clinical significance, except that they can be confused with melanomas and pigmented basal cell carcinomas.


Venous lakes Bean-Walsh of the lips-treatment experience with the bemangioma laser and 18 months follow-up. Views Read Edit View history. Epidemiology Common lesion in adults over age 40 Increase in number with age. Some elderly patients may have hundreds of these lesions.

However, according to the literature, CH in the scalp has never been described.

Cherry hemangioma

Calonje E, Wilson-Jones E. Several techniques can be used, including curettage, 32 laser 33,34 and electrosurgery. Clinically, the initial lesion can be similar to petechiae, being just a macular, flat, red and punctiform lesion.

Provoked by topical nitrogen mustard? On diascopy, these conditions can be easily differentiated from venous lakes as they do not change color. Surprisingly, in a population of soldiers in the air force there was much less CH than in the patients of hospitals.

Ultrastructure and three-dimensional reconstruction of serveral macular and papular telangiectases.