Tufted angioma

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Tufted angioma
Tufted angioblastoma

A tufted angioma (also known as an "acquired tufted angioma," "angioblastoma," "angioblastoma of Nakagawa," "hypertrophic hemangioma," "progressive capillary hemangioma," and "tufted hemangioma"[1][2]) usually develops in infancy or early childhood on the neck and upper trunk, and is an ill-defined, dull red flat mark with a mottled appearance, varying from 2 to 5 cm in diameter.[2]: 596 

It is rare, and males and females are affected equally.[3]


a) Firm asymptomatic nodule b) 6 months (after removal)

See also


  1. Rapini, Ronald P.; Bolognia, Jean L.; Jorizzo, Joseph L. (2007). Dermatology: 2-Volume Set. St. Louis: Mosby. p. 1779. ISBN 1-4160-2999-0.
  2. 2.0 2.1 James, William; Berger, Timothy; Elston, Dirk (2005). Andrews' Diseases of the Skin: Clinical Dermatology. (10th ed.). Saunders. ISBN 0-7216-2921-0.
  3. DE, Elder; D, Massi; RA, Scolyer; R, Willemze (2018). "Soft tissue tumours: Tufted angioma". WHO Classification of Skin Tumours. Vol. 11 (4th ed.). Lyon (France): World Health Organization. p. 350. ISBN 978-92-832-2440-2. Archived from the original on 2022-07-11. Retrieved 2022-08-08.

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