A cherry angioma is the most common benign vascular tumor. They predominantly appear on the arms and upper trunk. While they can develop in other areas, it is unusual for them to appear on the hands, face, and feet. Although removal is often unnecessary, cherry angiomas can usually be removed without leaving a scar.

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1. Appearance

Cherry angiomas are bright red papules. They are often dome-shaped, but they can be smooth and even with the skin. They vary drastically in size, with some as small as a pinhead and others the size of a pencil eraser. Cherry angiomas can appear singularly, but it is not uncommon for someone to develop multiple spots.

cherry hemangioma angioma Elena KHarchenko / Getty Images
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