Also known as: Campbell de Morgan spots, senile angiomas
What are cherry angiomas?
A cherry angioma is a small (a dot) to quite large, fairly common, benign (non malignant/non cancerous), bright cherry red/ purple, smooth (flat) or raised area (bump/dome), of clusters of tiny blood vessels on the skin. They tend to occur in older people (> 30 years of age), but do occur in children.
What causes cherry angiomas?
While their cause is unknown, they do however tend to run in families. Some environmental factors (climate, chemicals etc), may also play a role.
What are the symptoms of cherry angiomas?
Other than their appearance, they have no symptoms though occasionally they may bleed.
What are cherry angiomas care options?
Cherry angiomas can be removed fairly easily by freezing or burning them, using lasers or simply shaving them off.
Reviewed by: Jack Wolfsdorf, MD, FAAP
This page was last updated on: 7/6/2017 3:31:55 PM
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