|Arteriography showing the blood vessels involved in an angioma of the ring finger|
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Angiomas are a frequent occurrence as patients age, but they might be an indicator of systemic problems such as liver disease. They are not commonly associated with malignancy.
Signs and symptoms
Angiomas usually appear at or near the surface of the skin anywhere on the body, and may be considered bothersome depending on their location. However, they may be present as symptoms of another more serious disorder, such as cirrhosis. When they are removed, it is generally for cosmetic reasons.
- Reactive vascular proliferations
- Robbins and Cotran, "Pathologic Basis of Disease", by Ninay Kumar, Abul K. Abbas, Nelson Fausto, 7th Edition, pages 545-547
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