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Tufted Angioma Differential Diagnoses

  • Author: Mitchel P Goldman, MD; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
 
Updated: Aug 17, 2015
 
 

Diagnostic Considerations

Kaposiform hemangioendothelioma[23]

Juvenile capillary, or strawberry, angioma

Hemangiopericytoma

Lobular capillary hemangioma, or pyogenic granuloma

Infantile hemangioendothelioma of the parotid gland

Dabska malignant endovascular papillary angioendothelioma

Differential Diagnoses

 
 
Contributor Information and Disclosures
Author

Mitchel P Goldman, MD Voluntary Clinical Professor of Dermatology, University of California, San Diego, Medical Center; Dermatologist, Cosmetic Laser Dermatology

Mitchel P Goldman, MD is a member of the following medical societies: American College of Phlebology, Aerospace Medical Association, American Society of Lipo-Suction Surgery, Phi Beta Kappa, Dermatology Foundation, San Diego County Medical Society, American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, American Academy of Dermatology, American Medical Association, American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery, California Medical Association

Disclosure: Nothing to disclose.

Coauthor(s)

Leyda E Bowes, MD Cosmetic Surgery Fellow, Department of Dermatology, Cosmetic Laser Associates of San Diego County

Leyda E Bowes, MD is a member of the following medical societies: Alpha Omega Alpha, American Academy of Dermatology, American Medical Association, Florida Medical Association

Disclosure: Nothing to disclose.

Specialty Editor Board

Michael J Wells, MD, FAAD Associate Professor, Department of Dermatology, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L Foster School of Medicine

Michael J Wells, MD, FAAD is a member of the following medical societies: Alpha Omega Alpha, American Academy of Dermatology, American Medical Association, Texas Medical Association

Disclosure: Nothing to disclose.

John G Albertini, MD Private Practice, The Skin Surgery Center; Clinical Associate Professor (Volunteer), Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Wake Forest University School of Medicine; President-Elect, American College of Mohs Surgery

John G Albertini, MD is a member of the following medical societies: American Academy of Dermatology, American College of Mohs Surgery

Disclosure: Received grant/research funds from Genentech for investigator.

Chief Editor

Dirk M Elston, MD Professor and Chairman, Department of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery, Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine

Dirk M Elston, MD is a member of the following medical societies: American Academy of Dermatology

Disclosure: Nothing to disclose.

Additional Contributors

Carrie L Kovarik, MD Assistant Professor of Dermatology, Dermatopathology, and Infectious Diseases, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Carrie L Kovarik, MD is a member of the following medical societies: Alpha Omega Alpha

Disclosure: Nothing to disclose.

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This lesion is a tufted angioma in a 1-year-old girl. Present since birth, this bluish-red hemangioma-like plaque on the patient's right upper leg slowly enlarged and became tender during the month prior to presentation. The child was otherwise well. A skin biopsy specimen revealed dilated congested capillaries in the lower dermis and subcutis. Clusters of capillaries with hyperplastic endothelial cells were also scattered in the mid and upper parts of the dermis. The epidermis revealed a slight basket-weave orthokeratosis, with minimal acanthosis, and papillomatosis. The patient was treated conservatively with only observation. The lesion remained stable and did not progressed since presentation. Courtesy of National Skin Centre, Singapore.
 
 
 
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