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March 1982

Cutaneous Histiocytoid Hemangioma

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Dermatology, Section of Dermal Pathology and Histochemistry, University of California Irvine Medical Center (Drs Burrall, Barr, and King); and the Section of Dermatology, Veterans Administration Medical Center, Long Beach, Calif (Dr Barr). Dr Burrall is now with the University of California Davis Medical Center. Dr King is now with the University of California Los Angeles Medical Center.

Arch Dermatol. 1982;118(3):166-170. doi:10.1001/archderm.1982.01650150028016

• Three cases of Kimura's disease or angiolymphoid hyperplasia with eosinophilia without the characteristic inflammatory infiltrate are reported. These unusual variants support the contention that the common denominator of these vascular lesions, whether they occur in the skin or (more rarely) in extracutaneous sites, is a histiocytoid endothelial cell. Since the composition of the associated inflammatory cell infiltrate is highly variable, a more appropriate term for these lesions is "histiocytoid hemangioma."

(Arch Dermatol 1982;118:166-170)