TARGETOID HEMOSIDEROTIC HEMANGIOMA

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.

Clinical

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

Treatment

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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References

Dermatology Online Journal 18 (7): 11

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