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Angioma serpiginosum with linear distribution: case report and review of the literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18627698     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
BACKGROUND: Angioma serpiginosum is a vascular anomaly that classically presents in childhood and predominantly affects females. OBJECTIVE: To present a case of a young woman with linear distribution of angioma serpiginosum and review the common clinical characteristics and presentation of this condition. METHODS: Case report with skin biopsies and dermoscopic findings. RESULTS: A clinical examination revealed numerous irregular punctate red macules in a linear distribution over the right arm. On dermoscopy, the lesions appeared as multiple sharply demarcated red lagoons. The histopathologic findings of dilated blood vessels in the papillary dermis with absence of other changes confirmed the diagnosis of angioma serpiginosum. CONCLUSION: Angioma serpiginosum is a rare entity that can be distinguished by clinical and histopathologic examinations. Lack of recognition of this condition may lead to unnecessary investigations and delayed treatment.
Authors:
Mike S Kalisiak; Richard M Haber
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of cutaneous medicine and surgery     Volume:  12     ISSN:  1203-4754     ISO Abbreviation:  J Cutan Med Surg     Publication Date:    2008 Jul-Aug
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-07-16     Completed Date:  2008-12-16     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9614685     Medline TA:  J Cutan Med Surg     Country:  Canada    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  180-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Division of Dermatology, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Arm
Biopsy
Diagnosis, Differential
Female
Hemangioma / diagnosis*
Humans
Skin Neoplasms / diagnosis*

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