Cherry Angiomas

Cherry angiomas are harmless bumps that look like small usually bright red spots, and are most common over the torso though they can develop anywhere on the body.  They are caused by a clustering of tiny, dilated blood vessels and may begin as minute red spots only to become the size of a pencil eraser head.  Some patients may have hundreds of these lesions which generally do not itch, hurt or cause any other symptoms. Larger angiomas, however, may bleed and become irritated, requiring removal via laser surgery, electrosurgery or excision.

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