By Gary M. White, MD
A glomeruloid hemangioma (GH )is a vascular proliferation characteristic of POEMS syndrome but may occur in isolation.
- For the patient with a glomeruloid hemangioma on biopsy, look for the skin changes of POEMS syndrome which include hyperpigmentation, hypertrichosis, scleroderma-like skin thickening, digital clubbing, edema, nail changes, acquired ichthyosis, and angiomas.
The GH appears as a vascular papule. There may be one or many, e.g. up to 20.
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