Capillary Hemangioma

Overview
  • Capillary Hemangiomas are millimeter to centimeter-sized balls of thin-walled, blood-filled capillaries that are closely packed together without significant intervening connective tissue. Although always covered by an intact epithelium, capillary hemangiomas can can distend the overlying epithelium.
Location
  • Usually occur in the skin, lips, or oral mucosa. Can occur in the liver, spleen, or kidneys.
Clinical Consequences
  • Capillary Hemangiomas are often present at birth and grow during infancy until ages 1-3 and then spontaneously regress over the next several years.