Tufted Angioma

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. 

What are the signs and symptoms of tufted angioma?

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.

What are the treatment options for tufted angioma?

Treatment options for tufted angiomas include:


This page was last updated on: July 29, 2021 01:24 PM

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Kasabach-Merrit Phenomenon

Kasabach-Merritt syndrome (KMS) is also known as “hemangiomas with thrombocytopenia.” It is a combination of hemangioma, thrombocytopenia, and coagulopathy. Learn more