2006, Number 5
Cir Cir 2006; 74 (5)
Sierra-Luzuriaga G, Sierra-Montenegro E, Carrillo-Vedova C, Leone-Stay G
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ABSTRACTBackground: The term angiokeratoma is applied to several diseases with cutaneous vascular lesions. Clinical case: A 26-year-old male presented with an intergluteal tumor from childhood until the present time, which was treated on several occasions without results. The patient presented to the hospital complaining of a painful and bleeding intergluteal tumor.
Discussion: Five types of angiokeratomas have been described (angiokeratoma corporis diffusum, angiokeratoma of Mibelli, angiokeratoma of Fordyce, solitary angiokeratoma and angiokeratoma corporal circumscriptum). This patient was identified with an angiokeratoma circumscriptum by pathological and physical characteristics of the tumor. Differential diagnosis is with verrucous hemangioma and the Fabry disease type II (angiokeratoma corporis diffusum).
Conclusion: Pathogenesis is unknown and surgery is the recommended treatment.