Microvenular hemangioma

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Microvenular hemangioma
Other names: Microcapillary hemangioma[1])
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Multiple microvenular hemangioma-a) Dark red maculopapules on chest b)dark-red maculopapules on extremities
TypesSeveral variants[2]
Risk factorsPOEMS syndrome[2]
Diagnostic methodBased on appearance, dermoscopy, biopsy[2]
Differential diagnosisKaposi sarcoma[2]

Microvenular hemangioma is a noncancerous reddish blood-filled bump in the skin.[2] It tends to grow slowly to 0.5- to 2.0 cm, is not painful and typically occurs on the forearms of adults.[2]

It may occur in people with POEMS syndrome.[2] Diagnosis is based on appearance.[2] Kaposi sarcoma can appear similar.[2] Treatment is by cutting it out.[2]

See also


  1. Rapini, Ronald P.; Bolognia, Jean L.; Jorizzo, Joseph L. (2007). Dermatology: 2-Volume Set. St. Louis: Mosby. ISBN 978-1-4160-2999-1.
  2. 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 James, William D.; Elston, Dirk; Treat, James R.; Rosenbach, Misha A.; Neuhaus, Isaac (2020). "28. Dermal and subcutaneous tumors: Microvenular hemangioma". Andrews' Diseases of the Skin: Clinical Dermatology (13th ed.). Edinburgh: Elsevier. p. 607. ISBN 978-0-323-54753-6. Archived from the original on 2022-08-13. Retrieved 2022-08-12.

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