A 24-year-old woman developed extremely painful lesions, resembling Kaposi's sarcoma, on two toes. This condition has previously been termed angiodermatitis. The cutaneous lesions were secondary to a developmental arteriovenous malformation of the foot. Resection of the vascular anomaly was unsuccessful and was followed in two weeks by amputation of two toes. Six months later the corresponding metatarsals were resected and the dorsalis pedis artery ligated. The subject of developmental arteriovenous shunts, their effects, and treatment is reviewed.
Waterson KW, Shapiro L, Dannenberg M. Developmental Arteriovenous Malformation With Secondary Angiodermatitis: Report of a Case. Arch Dermatol. 1969;100(3):297–302. doi:10.1001/archderm.1969.01610270039009
Customize your JAMA Network experience by selecting one or more topics from the list below.
Create a personal account or sign in to: