What is a haemangioma?
Haemangioma, also called Angioma, is simply a benign vascular growth.
Most older adults have many tiny haemangiomas. The ubiqutious Haemangioma that occurs after the age of 40 is referred to as ‘Campbell de Morgan Spot’ and are a reminder that we’re getting older. They are normal and healthy.
What does Haemangioma look like?
Haemangioma is easy to spot!
The spot is small, around 2 to 9mm across. The bright red colour is explained by the blood vessels. The color can vary from dull to shiny red, and occasionally blue to purple. The colour is typically the same throughout the lesion.
The lesion is typically round and shaped like a dome, and stands out on the surrounding skin.