Literally meaning: tumor of blood vessels
Origin: Anc Greek
αγγείο/angio(=vessel, receptacle) > άγγος/aggos(=tube)
-ωμα/-oma(=condition of a disease such as in tumors)
Liebow and Hubbell first described the lesion sclerosing hemangioma of the lung in 1956
Hemangioma is a benign proliferationsof endothelial cells of blood vessels.