MULTINUCLEATE CELL ANGIOHISTIOCYTOMA

Multinucleate cell angiohistiocytoma


The distribution of lesions suggests trauma as playing an etiologic role.

Clinical

Multiple, dull, red papules, 2-15 mm. on the dorsa of the hands or the legs of a woman in her 50's or 60's is characteristic. The lesion may also present as grouped vascular lesions on the extremities.

Treatment

The process is benign and spontaneous resolution has occurred.

References

70-year-old woman with a 5-year history of multiple violaceous papules on the thigh and calf. Lesions were asymptomatic. Dermatology Online Journal 20(5)

77-year-old woman with a 5-year history of multiple red/brown papules on the legs. J Dermatol Case Rep. 2016 Dec 31; 10(4): 58–61

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