SOLITARY ANGIOKERATOMA/ANGIOKERATOMA CIRCUMSCRIPTUM
By Gary M. White, MD
This solitary angiokeratoma, aka angiokeratoma circumscriptum, is a localized angiokeratoma. It is usually solitary and develops in young adults, most commonly on the legs.
A solitary angiokeratoma ranges in size from 3-10 mm. Early on it is usually red, but in later years, it may become blue/purple and occasionally is mistaken for melanoma. Occasionally it will clot, resulting in a dark blue or black lesion. The patient will often seek medical attention for a new black spot, fearing melanoma.
If necessary, a biopsy should be performed. Otherwise, no treatment is needed.
This lesion was more flat initially and then became raised in adulthood.
This one has a very dark color and mimics melanoma.
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