Cavernous Hemangioma

Overview
  • Cavernous Hemangiomas are 1 to 2 centimeter-sized balls of large, dilated blood vessels that are partially or fully filled with blood and display little intervening connective tissue.
Location
  • When near the surface of the body Cavernous Hemangiomas are not as superficial as Capillary Hemangiomas and often involve deeper subcutaneous tissue. Cavernous Hemangiomas an occur in liver, spleen, and brain.
Clinical Consequences
  • Cavernous Hemangiomas are mostly of cosmetic concern although they can hemorrhage. Cavernous hemangiomas located in the brain are usually associated with Von Hippel-Lindau Disease and can rupture or increase intracranial pressure.