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July 1976

Subcutaneous Angiolymphoid Hyperplasia With EosinophiliaReport of a Case Masquerading as a Salivary Tumor

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Pathology, Mount Zion Hospital, San Francisco.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1976;102(7):440-441. doi:10.1001/archotol.1976.00780120088016

• Angiolymphoid hyperplasia with eosinophilia is a benign, nodular, dermal and subcutaneous lesion consisting of proliferated capillary channels in association with a polymorphous leukocytic infiltrate, usually rich in eosinophils. It usually occurs on the scalp and face. The present report describes a case masquerading as a salivary tumor. Recent studies suggest that the lesion is the result of a proliferation of a histiocytoid endothelial cell, possibly resulting from an inflammatory or injurious stimulus.

(Arch Otolaryngol 102:440-441, 1976)