Skin - Nonmelanocytic tumors
Vascular tumors
Benign lymphangioendothelioma

Author: Christopher Hale, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 6 October 2016, last major update July 2012

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Cite this page: Benign lymphangioendothelioma. website. Accessed October 23rd, 2016.
Definition / General
  • Also called acquired progressive lymphangioma
  • Solitary lesion on trunk / limbs, adults and children
Case Reports
Gross Description
  • Bruise-like lesion
Micro Description
  • Anastomosing, often widely dilated vascular structures in superficial dermis; deeper in dermis, vascular spaces collapse and dissect dermal collagen in angiosarcoma-like pattern (Am J Surg Pathol 2000;24:1047)
  • Lining endothelium is flat and monolayered, with no / minimal atypia, no mitoses
Differential Diagnosis