Indian Journal of Dermatology
CASE REPORT
Year
: 2007  |  Volume : 52  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 160--162

Congenital retiform hemangioendothelioma


Savas Serel1, Belcin Izol Serel2, Arsin Uluc1, Aylin Okcu Heper3, Mehmet Serdar Gultan1 
1 Department of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, Medical School of Ankara University, Ankara, Turkey
2 Department of Dermatology, Ministry of Health Ankara Research and Training Hospital, Ankara, Turkey
3 Department of Pathology, Medical School of Ankara University, Ankara, Turkey

Correspondence Address:
Savas Serel
Department of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, Medical School of Ankara University, Cebeci Hospital, 06590-Dikimevi, Ankara
Turkey

Background: Retiform hemangioendothelioma (RH) is an extremely rare and distinct variant of low-grade, well-differentiated cutaneous angiosarcoma seen in young adults and is characterized by a high recurrence rate, but low metastatic potential. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first report of the congenital RH. The lesion was treated by wide surgical resection. Biopsy revealed RH. We herein describe a congenital case of this rare vascular tumor, arising on the left foot, which was diagnosed when the patient was 21 years old. Results and Conclusions: There was no recurrence or lymph node metastasis during a follow-up period of 6 months. The authors expand the concept of RH by adding a congenital case.


How to cite this article:
Serel S, Serel BI, Uluc A, Heper AO, Gultan MS. Congenital retiform hemangioendothelioma.Indian J Dermatol 2007;52:160-162


How to cite this URL:
Serel S, Serel BI, Uluc A, Heper AO, Gultan MS. Congenital retiform hemangioendothelioma. Indian J Dermatol [serial online] 2007 [cited 2021 Apr 11 ];52:160-162
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