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Vol. 215, No. 1, 2007
Issue release date: June 2007
Section title: Case Report
Dermatology 2007;215:69–71
(DOI:10.1159/000102038)

Dermoscopy of Microvenular Hemangioma: Report of a Case

Scalvenzi M. · De Natale F. · Francia M.G. · Balato A.
Department of Dermatology, University of Naples Federico II, Naples, Italy

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Abstract of Case Report

Published online: 6/21/2007

Number of Print Pages: 3
Number of Figures: 4
Number of Tables: 0

ISSN: 1018-8665 (Print)
eISSN: 1421-9832 (Online)

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Abstract

We describe a 31-year-old woman with an asymptomatic solitary red plaque on the back which measured 2 × 1 cm. The patient reported that it had been growing for a few months. Upon dermoscopic examination, multiple well-demarcated red globules were seen. At the periphery a fine pigment network was present. The lesion was excised and examined histopathologically. The specimen showed proliferation of irregular branching venules with inconspicuous lumina. The tumor cells lacked cellular atypia. Microvenular hemangioma is a rare, slowly growing, benign vascular tumor. It usually presents on the trunk or the extremities of young to middle-aged adults. Microvenular hemangioma is a benign vascular tumor with distinct dermoscopic and histopathological features which enable it to be distinguished from other vascular neoplasms.


  

Author Contacts

Massimiliano Scalvenzi
Clinica Dermatologica, Università di Napoli Federico II
via Pansini, 5
IT–80131 Naples (Italy)
Tel./Fax +39 081 746 2364, E-Mail scalvenz@unina.it

  

Article Information

Received: November 23, 2006
Accepted: January 31, 2007
Number of Print Pages : 3
Number of Figures : 4, Number of Tables : 0, Number of References : 15

  

Publication Details

Dermatology

Vol. 215, No. 1, Year 2007 (Cover Date: June 2007)

Journal Editor: Saurat, J.-H. (Geneva)
ISSN: 1018–8665 (print), 1421–9832 (Online)

For additional information: http://www.karger.com/DRM


Article / Publication Details

First-Page Preview
Abstract of Case Report

Published online: 6/21/2007

Number of Print Pages: 3
Number of Figures: 4
Number of Tables: 0

ISSN: 1018-8665 (Print)
eISSN: 1421-9832 (Online)

For additional information: http://www.karger.com/DRM


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