RETIFORM HEMANGIOENDOTHELIOMA

By Gary M. White, MD


This extremely rare tumor is composed of arbiorizing, thin-walled blood vessels that extend between collagen bundles in a retiform pattern and therefore are reminiscent of the architecture of normal rete testis. It has a low metastatic rate, but is complicated by a high incidence of local recurrences. In one case, human herpes virus type 8 was found [JAAD 2000;42;290].

Clinical

A vascular tumor is seen clinically.

Treatment

Wide excision with adjunctive radiotherapy has been used [JAAD 2000;42;290].

References

Indian Journal of Dermatology

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