Cavernous hemangioma is a type of blood vessel malformation (hemangioma) that has relatively large blood-filled spaces (cavities). Cavernous hemangiomas do not contain tissue of the organ in which they are situated. They can arise virtually anywhere in the body and are considered to be benign neoplasms. Unlike the capillary hemangiomas, they can be disfiguring and do not tend to regress. They may also lead to spontaneous or traumatic bleeding and ulcerations.
Clinically important cavernous hemangiomas, i.e. cavernous hemangiomas that may be symptomatic and potentially life threatening, are: