Also known as: Tufted Angioma
What is Tufted Angioma?
A tufted angioma is a rare, benign growth of blood vessels that develops during infancy and childhood with most appearing before the age of five.
Tufted angiomas are slow growing red to purple patches and firm flat portions with solid, round raised lesions on top. Tufted angiomas usually develop on the neck, shoulder, trunk, or groin and can be associated with pain, tenderness, increased perspiration, and increased hair growth on lesion.
Some cases of tufted angiomas are associated with Kasabach-Merritt syndrome
Treatment for Tufted Angioma
Treatment options for tufted angiomas include:
- surgical removal
- pulsed dye laser therapy
- use of topical glucocorticoids
This page was last updated on: 3/23/2018 1:55:22 PM
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In observance of vascular birthmarks awareness month, The International Birthmarks Institute at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital held its first Vascular Birthmarks Conference at the hospital’s main campus on May 5th. The event brought together patients, families and medical professionals representing a range of specialties to present the latest in diagnosis, treatment and research related to birthmarks.
Just a few weeks after Brianna was born, her mother noticed a red growth on her daughter’s upper lip. Her pediatrician referred the family to specialists who diagnosed the growth as an Infantile Hemangioma. On December 7th, Dr. Chad Perlyn of Nickalus Children's Hospital, removed the hemangioma.