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Dermoscopy of arteriovenous hemangioma

Department of Dermatology, College of Medicine, Kaohsiung Medical University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Department of Dermatology, Kaohsiung Medical University Hospital, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Department of Dermatology, Kaohsiung Municipal Siaogang Hospital, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Corresponding author: Dr. Chi-Ling Lin, Department of Dermatology, Kaohsiung Medical University Hospital, 100 Tzyou 1st Road, Kaohsiung 807, Taiwan. 930307@kmuh.org.tw
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How to cite this article: Hu SC, Lin CL. Dermoscopy of arteriovenous hemangioma. Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol 2021;87:298-9.

A 30-year-old man presented with multiple erythematous papules coalescing into a 1.5-cm plaque on his left forearm [Figure 1a], which had been present for more than 10 years. On dermoscopic examination (DermLite Foto (3Gen, Dana Point, California), magnification 20×, no contact fluid used), most of the papules were characterized by homogeneous erythematous background, while some of the larger papules showed telangiectatic serpentine vessels (long, winding vascular structures) [Figure 1b]. A skin biopsy showed numerous thick-walled arteries and veins in the dermis. A diagnosis of arteriovenous hemangioma (malformation) was made. Previously, the most common dermoscopic feature of arteriovenous hemangioma was found to be non-arborizing telangiectasia on a reddish background.1 Therefore, dermoscopy may be a valuable tool for the preoperative diagnosis of this vascular malformation.

Figure 1a:: The patient presented with grouped, erythematous papules on his left forearm
Figure 1b:: Dermoscopic examination revealed homogeneous erythematous background and telangiectatic serpentine vessels

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