What is Cavernous Angioma?



This is the most common birthmark. It is more deep-seated than the others and is sometimes called a strawberry angioma because of its resemblance to a strawberry.

It varies in size. The treatment is usually with sclerosis agents which are injected at intervals into the lesion until it disappears. Carbon dioxide snow is also used to shrink the involved vessels. Some types which are very extensive may require surgical removal.