Hemangiomas are benign tumors of vascular origin usually seen in early childhood, divided into:


Unfortunately, the term hemangioma has been widely misused to apply to many non-neoplastic vascular malformations, particularly the common non-neoplastic cavernous hemangioma (cavernoma). Gradually, the everyday nomenclature is catching up to modern classification systems (see ISSVA classification and/or Hamburg classification system), and it is best to avoid the term hemangioma unless referring to the truly neoplastic entities above.

Further discussion is delegated to the vascular malformations and tumors article.

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