By Gary M. White, MD

A solitary, slowly-enlarging, erythematous macule and/or plaque in an adolescent or young adult is characteristic of benign lymphangioendothelioma, also known as acquired progressive lymphangioma.

Diagnosis is made with a biopsy.


Early surgical excision is curative and has been recommended to prevent progressive enlargement [BJD 1994;131;706].


JAAD November 2014;Volume 71, Issue 5, Pages e221–e222


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