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Congenital tufted angioma: Case report and review of the literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20492819     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Tufted angiomas (TA) are rare benign vascular tumors of unknown pathogenesis. Most appear during childhood; approximately 25 percent are congenital and 50 percent appear in the first year of life. According to the literature, TA that are present at birth or in the first year of life have a greater tendency to spontaneously regress than do those that appear later in life. Their clinical presentation is non-specific and characterized by bluish-erythmatous plaques or nodules. The differential diagnosis includes infantile hemangiomas, congenital hemangiomas, kaposiform hemangioendothelioma and vascular malformations. Tufted angiomas have a characteristic histology consisting of a proliferation of endothelial cells forming lobules with the typical "shotgun" distribution. We report a case of congenital TA and review the cases of congenital TA described to date in the literature in order to highlight the different characteristics of congenital and acquired TA.
Fernando Toledo Alberola; Isabel Betlloch; Laura Cuesta Montero; Irene Ballester Nortes; Nuria Latorre Martínez; Almudena Monteagudo Paz
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review     Date:  2010-05-15
Journal Detail:
Title:  Dermatology online journal     Volume:  16     ISSN:  1087-2108     ISO Abbreviation:  Dermatol. Online J.     Publication Date:  2010  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-05-24     Completed Date:  2010-08-26     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9610776     Medline TA:  Dermatol Online J     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  2     Citation Subset:  IM    
Dermatología, Hospital General Universitario De Alicante, Alicante, Spain.
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MeSH Terms
Diagnosis, Differential
Hemangioma / congenital*,  pathology
Skin Neoplasms / congenital*,  pathology

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