A case of acquired tufted angioma in adulthood

Filippo Pesapane, Gianluca Nazzaro, Silvia Alberti-Violetti, Raffaele Gianotti

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Tufted angioma is a rare vascular tumor whose name derives from its histopathological appearance, characterized by tufts of capillaries within the dermis. Its etiology and pathogenesis are uncertain. Tufted an­gioma typically occurs during infancy or early childhood and displays various clinical patterns. It may present as a subtle stain-like area that later thickens as a large plaque, infiltrated or dusky blue-purple lesion, or as an exophytic, firm, violaceous, cutaneous nodule. Medical treatment is not necessary for tufted angioma, given its benign nature and slow progression. Only clinical follow-up is therefore recommended.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)S16-S18
JournalAnais Brasileiros de Dermatologia
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1 2015


  • Hemangioma
  • Skin neoplasms
  • Vascular malformations

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology


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