Definition of Cavernous hemangioma

Cavernous hemangioma: A type of hemangioma composed of blood-filled 'lakes' and channels. A cavernous henangioma is raised and red or purplish. Small cavernous hemangiomas on the surface of the body may be removed or treated by electrocoagulation. Surgery is sometimes needed.


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