From dermoscopedia
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Description Dermoscopy of angiosarcoma
Author(s) Pedro Zaballos · Ignacio Gómez Martín
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Status unknown
Status update August 15, 2017
Status by Ralph P. Braun

Aggressive neoplasm which is mainly divided into three variants: angiosarcoma of the head and scalp, lymphoedema-associated angiosarcoma and radiation-induced angiosarcoma. It is characterized by a tendency to metastasize to regional lymph nodes and lungs. Prognosis is poor. Clinically, early lesions develop as ill-defined violaceous to bluish areas with an indurated border and advanced lesions become elevated or nodular and occasionally ulcerated.


  • Homogeneous pattern with combinations of colors (i.e., whitish, pinkish, reddish, bluish, or violaceous)
  • White lines at the nodular parts.


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