An angioma is a cluster of small blood vessels in the skin.

Also known as

haemangioma, capillary haemangioma, strawberry angioma, cherry angioma. strawberry naevus, Campbell de Morgan spot

Symptoms and signs

  • Small slightly raised spot, red, pink or purple in colour. Usually 0.1 to 1cm diameter.
  • If a blood clot forms in an angioma, it may appear black.

Risk factors

  • Increasing age: more common over 40 years
  • Family history

Prognosis / outcome

Angiomas are harmless. If scratched, they may bleed.


Once they develop, angiomas usually persist indefinitely without changing significantly.

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