Symmetrical, non-progressive, essential telangiectasia, beginning at puberty and confined to the breasts, occurred in a 35-year-old woman with concurrent, recurrent aphthous stomatitis and recently identified hypersplenism. Biopsy of the telangiectatic skin showed many dilated capillary vessels in the papillary dermis. A review of the literature on telangiectasia failed to reveal a similar case. It is not known to what degree, if any, the telangiectasia, stomatitis, and hypersplenism may be related.
Schlappner OLA, Shelley WB. Telangiectasia, Aphthous Stomatitis, and Hypersplenism. Arch Dermatol. 1971;104(6):668-670. doi:10.1001/archderm.1971.04000240092011