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.  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: December 18, 2020 05:00 PM

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