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Skin - Nonmelanocytic tumors

Vascular tumors

Benign lymphangioendothelioma

Reviewer: Christopher Hale, M.D. (see Reviewers page)
Revised: 16 July 2012, last major update July 2012
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● Also called acquired progressive lymphangioma
● Solitary lesion on trunk/limbs, adults and children

Case reports

● 31 year old woman with slow growing reticulate cutaneous lesion on lower leg (Eur J Dermatol 2009;19:82)
● 75 year old man with ill-defined scaly, indurated, erythematous skin lesion on chest (Ann Acad Med Singapore 2011;40:106)

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

● Angiosarcoma
● Kaposi sarcoma

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