|Description||Dermoscopy of angiosarcoma|
|Author(s)||Pedro Zaballos · Ignacio Gómez Martín|
|Responsible author||Pedro Zaballos → send e-mail|
|Status update||August 15, 2017|
|Status by||Ralph Braun|
Glossary:Angiosarcoma, Glossary:Vascular lesion Cite:Angiosarcoma Message:Angiosarcoma Participate:Angiosarcoma
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.