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December 1981

Sublingual Angiomas and the Blue Rubber-Bleb Nevus Syndrome

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Box 599, MCV Richmond, VA 23298

Arch Neurol. 1981;38(12):784-785. doi:10.1001/archneur.1981.00510120084019

To the Editor.—  We have studied the potential significance of enlarged venous channels on skin and mucosal surfaces with respect to similar lesions that involve the brain. For this reason, we were interested in the description by Branch et al of a patient whose sublingual venous angiomas were suggested as potential markers for neuroradiographically identified intracranial venous angiomas (Archives 1981;38:259-260). We have described a patient who also had blue, sublingual hemangiomas (Fig 1, top) and multiple cerebral lesions (Fig 1, bottom, arrows). In addition, this patient had raised, bluish blebs of the skin, esophagus, parietal pleura, heart, and Galen's vein that resembled the blue rubber-bleb nevus syndrome

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