Author Affiliations: Departments of Dermatology (Drs Bruch-Gerharz, Stege, Krutmann, and Ruzicka), Pathology (Dr Gerharz), and Radiology (Dr Pohl), Heinrich-Heine-University of Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf, Germany; and the Institute of Radiology (Dr Koester), Lukas-Krankenhaus, Neuss, Germany.
A 34-year-old man was referred to our hospital for evaluation of extensive
and slowly progressive vascular skin lesions and recurrent episodes of local
cutaneous infection. He had a history of cutaneous lymphatic malformations
of the left lower extremity since he was 14 years old. After sustaining minor
trauma at age 21 years, the patient was hospitalized for diffuse left leg
pain without associated constitutional symptoms. The patient had no personal
or family history of systemic vascular malformations. A definite diagnosis
was not made.
Bruch-Gerharz D, Gerharz C, Stege H, Krutmann J, Pohl M, Koester R, Ruzicka T. Cutaneous Vascular Malformations in Disappearing Bone (Gorham-Stout) Disease. JAMA. 2003;289(12):1479-1480. doi:10.1001/jama.289.12.1479