By Gary M. White, MD

targetoid hemosiderotic hemangioma

The targetoid hemosiderotic hemangioma (THH) (aka hobnail hemangioma) is a solitary vascular tumor which clinically has a "targetoid" appearance.


There is a central vascular papule with a surrounding ecchymotic or brown ring that can enlarge or disappear.


If there is any question of the possibility of an atypical pigmented lesion, a biopsy should be performed. Otherwise, no treatment is needed. Shave biopsy with cautery of the base or simple excision may be performed.

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