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Arteriovenous malformation (AVM)

What is an arteriovenous malformation? An arteriovenous malformation is an abnormal group of blood vessels. Most arteriovenous malformations are made up of two different kinds of blood vessels – arteries and veins. Arteries are large blood vessels that carry blood from the heart to the body. Veins are large blood vessels that carry blood back …
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Hemangioma

This article was last reviewed and updated on June 13, 2019 by Robyn Ndikumana MD BScN and Allison Osmond, MD FRCPC Quick facts: A hemangioma is a common non-cancerous tumour made from blood vessels. There are different kinds of hemangiomas and the most common types are called capillary, cavernous, and lobular capillary. Congenital or infantile …
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Angiosarcoma

This article was last reviewed by Bibianna Purgina, MD FRCPC on December 11, 2018 Quick facts: Angiosarcoma is a cancer that starts from the cells inside a blood vessel. Angiosarcoma is a type of cancer call a sarcoma. Most tumours occur in adults. Any part of the body can be affected but most angiosarcomas start …
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