Angiofibroma (overview) D23.0

Last updated on: 29.10.2020

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Synonym(s)

angiofibroma of the mucous membrane; cutaneous angiofibroma

Definition
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A group of benign tumours (hamartomas) on the skin and/or mucous membranes close to the skin that are neither clinically nor histologically detectable as a clear entity. In addition to connective tissue proliferation, the tumours show a prominent vascular richness. Angiofibromas are usually a random histological finding.

Angiofibromas as hamarous malformations:

Classification
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Clinical features
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See below the respective clinical pictures.

Therapy
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In case of systematized or multiple occurrence, removal by dermabrasion or laser ( CO2 laser). Individual lesions can be removed surgically, e.g. by punch biopsy.

Note(s)
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The previously described "angiofibromas" are to be separated from the rare cell-rich angiofibroma, which occurs mainly as a tumour of the female (or more rarely male) genitals (especially the vulva).

Disclaimer

Please ask your physician for a reliable diagnosis. This website is only meant as a reference.

Last updated on: 29.10.2020