Cherry Angioma - Info on Cherry Angioma Symptom, Causes & Treatment
Cherry Angioma is a cherry-red to purple colored benign skin tumor also called a Senile angioma. They can occur almost anywhere on the body but usually develop on the trunk. As they grow larger, they tend to expand in thickness, and may take on the raised and rounded shape of a dome and the blood vessels comprising the angioma are so close to the skin's surface that cherry angiomas may bleed profusely if they are injured.
Cherry angiomas are benign and generally harmless. Removal usually does not cause scarring. Removal of a cherry angioma should take place under a doctor's care.
Cherry angiomas can occur almost anywhere on the skin, but most commonly on the torso.
Treatment of Cherry Angioma
The most common procedures used are
- electrosurgery - a minor surgical procedure during where a special electrical needle-like instrument is used to remove the angioma,
- cryotherapy - freezing the affected area with liquid nitrogen, and
- laser vaporization
Call health care professional if the appearance of a cherry angioma or any skin lesion changes.