Microvenular hemangioma is a rare, slowly growing, benign vascular tumor. It usually presents as a solitary, asymptomatic, purple to red papule or plaque in young to middle-aged adults. Histologically, the tumor is composed of irregular, branching venules with inconspicuous lumina with a lack of endothelial atypia. We describe a case of microvenular hemangioma in a 40-year-old female. The lesion was slightly tender unlike that of previously reported cases. In the context of the histological similarity to a low-grade malignant tumor, Kaposi’s sarcoma, the awareness of microvenular hemangioma, a benign vascular tumor, is important.
You Chan Kim, MD
Department of Dermatology, Dankook University Hospital
16-5, Anseo-dong, Cheonan
Chungcheong Nam Do, 330-714 (Republic of Korea)
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Received: January 2, 2002
Accepted: May 29, 2002
Number of Figures : 4, Number of Tables : 1, Number of References : 12
Dermatology (International Journal for Clinical and Investigative Dermatology)
Founded as ‘Dermatologische Zeitschrift’ by Oskar Lassar (1893–1907); Continued by Erich Hoffmann (1908–1938), continued as ‘Dermatologica’ (1939–1991), by Wilhelm Lutz (1939–1958), Rudolf Schuppli (1959–1985)
Official Organ of the Swiss Society for Dermatology and Venereology; Official Organ of the Belgian Royal Society for Dermatology and Venereology
Vol. 206, No. 2, Year 2003 (Cover Date: 2003)
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ISSN: 1018–8665 (print), 1421–9832 (Online)
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Article / Publication Details
Published online: 3/10/2003
Number of Print Pages: 4
Number of Figures: 4
Number of Tables: 1
ISSN: 1018-8665 (Print)
eISSN: 1421-9832 (Online)
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