Angiosarcoma

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 Authored by: Pedro Zaballos     ·  Ignacio Gómez Martín

 Keywords:   angiosarcoma · vascular lesion
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Description DermoscopyDermoscopy is a non invasive diagnostic method. of angiosarcomaThis glossary term has not yet been described.
Author(s) Pedro Zaballos · Ignacio Gómez Martín
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Status update August 15, 2017
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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. Dermoscopy:[1]

  • Homogeneous patternA pattern lacking any definable pigment structures, structureless pattern with combinations of colors (i.e., whitish, pinkish, reddish, bluish, or violaceous)
  • White lines at the nodular parts.


  • Zalaudek et al.: Clinical, dermoscopic and histopathological features of spontaneous scalp or face and radiotherapy-induced angiosarcoma. Australas. J. Dermatol. 2013;54:201-7. PMID: 22943153. DOI.