Atypical angioma serpiginosum

Ju Hsin Chen, Kuo Hsien Wang, Jun-Hung Hu, Jainn Shiun Chiu

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Abstract

Angioma serpiginosum is an uncommon, acquired vascular nevoid disorder with capillary dilation and proliferation in the papillary dermis. The eruptions are asymptomatic and characterized by grouped, crythematous to violaceous, serpiginous and punctate macules. The condition usually appears in females and during adolescence on unilateral lower extremities and the buttocks. We report a rare caso with a late onset and atypical distribution of lesions in a 48-year-old female patient who had groups of punctate lesions on her left foot for four to five years. Histopathological examination showed hyperkeratosis and multiple dilated and proliferated capillaries in the papillary dermis. Inflammation and extravasation of red blood cells were not found. According to the clinical and pathological findings, we established a diagnosis of angioma serpiginosum. She was treated with a pulsed dye laser, and the angiomatous lesions subsequently improved.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)509-513
Number of pages5
JournalYonsei Medical Journal
Volume49
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2008

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Dermis
Dye Lasers
Buttocks
Blood Vessels
Foot
Dilatation
Lower Extremity
Erythrocytes
Inflammation
X-linked Angioma serpiginosum

Keywords

  • Angioma serpiginosum
  • Dye laser treatment
  • Purpura

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  • Medicine(all)

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Chen, J. H., Wang, K. H., Hu, J-H., & Chiu, J. S. (2008). Atypical angioma serpiginosum. Yonsei Medical Journal, 49(3), 509-513. https://doi.org/10.3349/ymj.2008.49.3.509

Atypical angioma serpiginosum. / Chen, Ju Hsin; Wang, Kuo Hsien; Hu, Jun-Hung; Chiu, Jainn Shiun.

In: Yonsei Medical Journal, Vol. 49, No. 3, 06.2008, p. 509-513.

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Chen, JH, Wang, KH, Hu, J-H & Chiu, JS 2008, 'Atypical angioma serpiginosum', Yonsei Medical Journal, vol. 49, no. 3, pp. 509-513. https://doi.org/10.3349/ymj.2008.49.3.509
Chen JH, Wang KH, Hu J-H, Chiu JS. Atypical angioma serpiginosum. Yonsei Medical Journal. 2008 Jun;49(3):509-513. https://doi.org/10.3349/ymj.2008.49.3.509
Chen, Ju Hsin ; Wang, Kuo Hsien ; Hu, Jun-Hung ; Chiu, Jainn Shiun. / Atypical angioma serpiginosum. In: Yonsei Medical Journal. 2008 ; Vol. 49, No. 3. pp. 509-513.
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