Cherry Angioma – Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis, And Treatment
What is cherry angioma?
A cherry angioma, also called Campbell de Morgan spot, is a noncancerous skin growth made up of blood vessels. Cherry angiomas are fairly common skin growths that appear in various sizes. They can occur almost anywhere on the body but usually, develop on the trunk. They most commonly occur in people after age 30. Cherry angiomas usually do not cause any problems to your health.
What causes cherry angioma?
What causes cherry angiomas is not known to doctors. Doctors think genetics play a role. It is also thought that age may play a role, as angiomas tend to increase in number as the affected person’s age increases.
What are the symptoms of cherry angioma?
A cherry angioma is:
- Bright cherry-red in color
- Small in size (about 0.5 centimeter in diameter)
- Can stick out from the skin
How is a cherry angioma diagnosed?
Your doctor usually can diagnose a cherry angioma by looking at the growth on your skin. Usually, no tests are performed. Sometimes the doctor may choose to do a skin biopsy to confirm the diagnosis.
How is a cherry angioma treated?
Usually, no treatment is needed for cherry angiomas. If they bleed or affect your skin appearance, your doctor may remove them by:
- Shave excision
This feature is for informational purposes only and is not intended to substitute the expert guidance of a doctor. We advise seeing a doctor if you have any health concerns.