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July 1980

Possible Papillary Endothelial Hyperplasia

Author Affiliations

Charlottesville, Va

Arch Dermatol. 1980;116(7):751-752. doi:10.1001/archderm.1980.01640310021010

To the Editor.—  In the August 1979 Archives (115:969-972, 1979), King et al describe the development of a lymphangiosarcoma within a preexisting lymphangioma circumscriptum. Their illustrations of the histologic features raise the distinct possibility that the malignant-appearing component may actually represent an example of papillary endothelial hyperplasia (PEH) that developed in the lymphangioma. The process we speak of was originally called "vegetant intravascular hemangioendothelioma," but in recent writings there seems to be some agreement on the term "papillary endothelial hyperplasia."1,2 Papillary endothelial hyperplasia is a

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