What are cherry angiomas?

Also known as: Campbell de Morgan spots, senile 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.


Reviewed by: Jack Wolfsdorf, MD, FAAP

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