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Description:This male patient lying supine on a clinic gurney was being examined for a lesion on his glans penis, which had subsequently been diagnosed as a cavernous hemangioma.
A hemangioma is a benign, or non-malignant tumor composed of a clusters of dilated blood vessels, which 30% of the time are congenital in nature, and can be sore to the touch, but non-malignant, which means that they do not spread to other areas of the body. Some hemangiomas such as the strawberry type are often allowed to resolve on their own, leaving in its place, normally-appearing skin. Larger hemangionmas like this cavernous type, can be treated with steroid injection, and may be accompanied with the ingestion of oral steroidals.
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Content Providers(s):CDC/ William R. Smart, San Rafael, Ca.
Creation Date:1976
Photo Credit:William R. Smart, San Rafael, Ca.
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