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Angiokeratoma of the vulva: diagnosis and review of the literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2657519     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Angiokeratomas of the vulva are uncommon benign lesions. They are usually unilateral, multiple in number, and occur before the age of 50 years. Angiokeratomas are papular lesions measuring less than 1 cm in diameter and are purple in color. In most patients the lesions are asymptomatic; however, intermittent bleeding, pruritus, and pain have been reported. Histologically, hyperkeratosis, papillomatosis, acanthosis, and dilated vasculature in the papillary dermis are characteristic features. Degenerative changes in the perivascular elastic tissue is observed and may contribute to the pathogenesis of vulvar angiokeratomas. In asymptomatic patients, management need only include reassurance and follow-up observation; surgical excision, electrodesiccation, or argon laser for local removal of the lesions may be useful in symptomatic women. Clinically, infections, inflammatory lesions, vascular conditions, and epithelial tumors must be differentiated.
Authors:
P R Cohen; A W Young; H M Tovell
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Obstetrical & gynecological survey     Volume:  44     ISSN:  0029-7828     ISO Abbreviation:  Obstet Gynecol Surv     Publication Date:  1989 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1989-06-23     Completed Date:  1989-06-23     Revised Date:  2009-02-26    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401007     Medline TA:  Obstet Gynecol Surv     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  339-46     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Dermatology, St. Luke's/Roosevelt Hospital Center, New York, New York.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adolescent
Adult
Angiokeratoma / diagnosis*,  pathology
Diagnosis, Differential
Female
Humans
Middle Aged
Vulvar Neoplasms / diagnosis*,  pathology

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