angiofibroma

Pronunciation: (AN-jee-oh-fy-BROH-muh)

A benign (not cancer) tumor that is made up of blood vessels and fibrous (connective) tissue. Angiofibromas usually appear as small, red bumps on the face, especially on the nose and cheeks. They are common in patients with tuberous sclerosis (a genetic disorder that causes skin lesions, seizures, and mental problems). Angiofibromas are a type of vascular tumor.

Source: NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

2016-09-01