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Definition of Granuloma Telangiectaticum
A noncancerous vascular tumor, also called a lobular capillary hemangioma or granuloma pyogenicum, made up of entangled capillaries. A granuloma telangiectaticum appears suddenly as a shiny red nodule that bleeds easily with bumping or irritation and may itch or hurt.
Doctors typically remove these growths because of their tendency to bleed and to confirm the diagnosis through biopsy (examination of a tissue sample under the microscope).
The cause of granuloma telangiectaticum remains uncertain; in some people the growth arises following trauma to the site, though the nodules most often occur without a known precipitating event. The growths may recur.
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