Korean J Dermatol.  2005 Jan;43(1):89-91.

A Case of Microvenular Hemangioma

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Dermatology, College of Medicine, Inha University, Incheon, Korea. garden@inha.ac.kr
  • 2Department of Dermatology, College of Medicine, Ajou University, Suwon, Korea.

Abstract

Microvenular hemangioma is an uncommon acquired vascular tumor of young to middle-aged adults of both genders. It usually presents as a small, solitary, purple to red papule or plaque on the extremities or trunk. Histologically, the tumor is composed of small branching venules with collapsed lumina and conspicuous pericytes infiltrating the full thickness of the reticular dermis. Because of histological similarity to a Kaposi's sarcoma, the awareness of microvenular hemangioma is important. We report a case of microvenular hemangioma in a 9-year-old girl.

Keyword

Microvenular hemangioma

MeSH Terms

Adult
Child
Dermis
Extremities
Female
Hemangioma*
Humans
Pericytes
Sarcoma, Kaposi
Venules
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