DISEASES

Disease-gene associations mined from literature

Human genes for hemangioma

Hemangioma [DOID:255]

A hemangioma of infancy is a benign tumour ,usually self-involuting tumor, (swelling or growth) of endothelial cells, the cells that line blood vessels and is characterised by increased number of normal or abnormal vessels filled with blood. It usually appears during the first weeks of life and generally resolves by age 10. In more severe case hemangioma may have permanency, if not treated by a physician. Laser surgery is the most proactive way of removal in cases where patients are older than 10 years of age. In infancy, it is the most common tumor. The word "hemangioma" comes from the Greek haema- (αίμα), "blood"; angeio (αγγείο), "vessel"; -oma (-ωμα), "tumor".

Synonyms:  hemangioma,  DOID:255