Level 7: Angioma / Angiokeratoma / Hemangioma

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 Editor: Ashfaq A. Marghoob

 Author(s): Ralph P. Braun     ·  Aimilios Lallas     ·  Ashfaq A. Marghoob
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Description This chapter describes dermoscopyThe examination of [skin lesions] with a 'dermatoscope'. This traditionally consists of a magnifier (typically x10), a non-polarised light source, a transparent plate and a liquid medium between the instrument and the skin, and allows inspection of skin lesions unobstructed by skin surface reflections. Modern dermatoscopes dispense with the use of liquid medium and instead use polarised light to cancel out skin surface reflections. criteriameasure of how well one variable or set of variables predicts an outcome of angiomaAngiomas are benign tumors derived from cells of the vascular or lymphatic vessel walls (endothelium) or derived from cells of the tissues surrounding these vessels.[1][2] Angiomas are a frequent occurrence as patients age, but they might be an indicator of systemic problems such as liver disease. They are not commonly associated with malignancy., angiokeratomais a benign cutaneous lesion of capillaries, resulting in small marks of red to blue color and characterized by hyperkeratosis and hemangiomaThis glossary term has not yet been described..
Author(s) Ralph P. Braun · Aimilios Lallas · Ashfaq A. Marghoob
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Level 7: angioma/angiokeratoma/hemangioma

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  • Angioma and hemangiomas: lacunaeThis glossary term has not yet been described. with red to maroon to bluish colorsThis glossary term has not yet been described. that are separated from each other with intervening stroma.


  • Angiokeratomas: lacunae with varying shades of red, maroon and bluish. In addition ,there are thrombosed lacunae that have a black colorColor (American English) or colour (Commonwealth English) is the characteristic of human visual perception described through color categories, with names such as red, yellow, purple, or blue.. The center of the lesion often has a blue-whitish veil and the surrounding skin has an erythematous halo.