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February 1958

Keratotic Hemangiomas

Author Affiliations

New Orleans

From Charity Hospital of Louisiana (Dr. Loria) and The Division of Dermatology, Department of Medicine, Tulane University School of Medicine and Charity Hospital of Louisiana (Dr. Derbes and Dr. Krafchuk).

AMA Arch Derm. 1958;77(2):216-219. doi:10.1001/archderm.1958.01560020070008

Of the numerous variants of hemangioma, the unilateral verrucous variety must be quite uncommon, for we have been able to locate only eight reported instances in the world literature (Table). Two patients with this disorder were admitted to the Charity Hospital clinics recently, within weeks of each other. Because of the unusual nature of their lesions, we have been prompted to report them.

Report of Cases

Case 1.—A 33-year-old Negro woman was admitted to the Charity Hospital Dermatology Clinics because of two black, elevated, and verrucous lesions on the anterior aspect of the right leg, 12 cm. above the ankle. One of these measured 3.75×2.75 cm.; the other measured 1.2×0.7 cm. at its widest. They were elevated 3 or 4 mm. from the skin surface. In their centers there were superficial, dry, adherent scales. Both lesions were indurated and painful on firm palpation.

The lesions had been present

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