What is a haemangioma?
Haemangioma, also called Angioma, is simply a benign vascular growth.
Campbell de Morgan Spots are the Haemangiomas that occur after the age of 40. It is unusual for older adults not to have at least one haemangioma. They are a reminder that we’re getting older. At least they are normal and healthy. Most older adults will see at least one Haemangioma at a self skin-check.
What does Haemangioma look like?
Haemangioma is easy to spot!
The spot is small, around 2 to 9mm across. The bright red colour is explained by the blood vessels. However, it may be dull red, and occasionally blue or purple. The colour is typically the same throughout the lesion.
Haemangioma is slightly elevated because it is a solid growth. The lesion is typically round and shaped like a dome, and “stands out” on the surrounding skin.