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Case Number : Case 1353 - 31 August Posted By: Guest

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The patient is a 38 year old woman with shave biopsies of a changing papule taken from the right posterior leg.

Case posted by Dr Mark Hurt


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Mark A. Hurt MD

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SKIN, RIGHT POSTERIOR LEG , SHAVE BIOPSY :
[b]-- TARGETOID HEMOSIDEROTIC HEMANGIOMA[/b]
[indent=1][b]COMMENT: [/b]Targetoid hemosiderotic hemangioma is also known as "hobnail" hemangioma, and many authors prefer that name over targetoid hemosiderotic hemangioma, which was the original name applied to this kind of lesion. Some argue that these lesions occur as a result of trauma to pre-existing angiomas or angiokeratomas. Others argue that these are mostly related to lymphatics because of the expression of D2-40.[/indent]

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