Skin nonmelanocytic tumor
Vascular tumors
Hemangioma variants
Microvenular hemangioma

Topic Completed: 1 July 2012

Minor changes: 16 April 2019

Copyright: 2003-2019,, Inc.

PubMed search: Microvenular [title] hemangioma

Christopher S. Hale, M.D.
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Cite this page: Hale CS. Microvenular hemangioma. website. Accessed October 21st, 2020.
Definition / general
  • Young to middle aged adults
  • Also pregnant women or women on oral contraceptives
  • Small, enlarging, purple red nodules or plaques of extremities
  • Duration up to 4 years
Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Transdermal proliferation of irregular branching venules with indistinct lumina, no atypia, no fat invasion (although may grow along collagenous septa of subcutis)
  • Variable dermal fibrosis and lymphocytes
  • Resembles acquired (tufted) angioma, stasis change, sclerosing hemangioma
Microscopic (histologic) images
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Courtesy of Dr. Mark R. Wick

Positive stains
Differential diagnosis
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