Angioma seniles D18.01

Author: Prof. Dr. med. Peter Altmeyer

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Last updated on: 29.10.2020

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Synonym(s)

cherry angioma; De Morgan spot; Haemangioma senile; hemangioma seniles; Morgan stain; Ruby stain; senile haemangioma; tardive haemangioma; telangiectasia papulosa disseminata

Definition
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Very frequent and usually multiple, harmless, benign vascular neoplasms that occur in older people.

Manifestation
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Predominantly occurring from the 4th decade of life, preferably in seborrhoic skin type.

Localization
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Especially on the trunk.

Clinical features
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Completely asymptomatic, 0.1-0, cm in size, sharply defined, initially light red, later dark red to violet, soft, flat papules with a smooth, shiny surface. They can occur singly, but also in great numbers. Fading under glass spatula pressure. In case of thrombosis (e.g. after banal trauma) the senile angioma can impress as hard, black papules (DD: melanoma, malignant, nodular).

An eruptive occurrence of "senile" angiomas can be an expression of a systemic disease (e.g. a lymphoproliferative systemic disease). They may be associated with POEMS syndrome or Castleman lymphoma.

Histology
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Convolute of ectatic capillary vessels in the papillary stratum.

Therapy
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Not necessary. On request electrocautery or narrow-spindle excision or laser treatment( argon laser, dye laser).

Literature
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  1. Aghassi D (2000) Time-sequence histologic imaging of laser-treated cherry angiomas with in vivo confocal microscopy. J Am Acad Dermatol 43: 37-41
  2. Cohen AD et al (2001) Cherry angiomas associated with exposure to bromides. Dermatology 202: 52-53
  3. Fajgenbaum DC et al (2014) Eruptive cherry hemangiomatosis associated with multicentric Castleman disease: a case report and diagnostic clue. JAMA Dermatol 149:204-208.
  4. Gupta G, Bilsland D (2000) A prospective study of the impact of laser treatment on vascular lesions. Br J Dermatol 143: 356-359

Incoming links (2)

Castleman lymphoma; Poems syndrome;

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Last updated on: 29.10.2020