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June 2006

Congenital, Self-regressing Tufted Angioma

Author Affiliations

Author Affiliations: Departments of Dermatology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Tex (Drs Browning and Metry), University of California, San Francisco (Dr Frieden), Hospital de la Santa Creu I, Sant Pau, Barcelona, Spain (Dr Baselga), and Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill (Dr Wagner).

Arch Dermatol. 2006;142(6):749-751. doi:10.1001/archderm.142.6.749

Background  Tufted angioma (known in Japanese literature as angioblastoma of Nakagawa) is an uncommon, histologically benign, vascular tumor. Lesions typically present during infancy or early childhood and are most commonly reported to persist and/or expand over time. Congenital presentations are rare, as are reports of spontaneous regression.

Observations  We present a series of 5 histopathologically confirmed cases of congenital tufted angioma that spontaneously regressed during infancy or early childhood. We also review the literature, focusing on both congenital and early-onset cases in infants.

Conclusion  We recommend that observation for potential regression be considered for otherwise uncomplicated congenital or early infantile cases of tufted angioma.