Angiokeratomas of the scrotum are common; similar lesions of the vulva are not. Because angiokeratomas may be confused with other lesions, the following case is reported. She denied any recent increase in the number or size of the lesions and said that unless they were irritated, they were asymptomatic. Past history indicated a bleeding disorder. At birth, the patient had had many ecchymoses that resolved uneventfully.
Angiokeratoma: Of Fordyce, Treatment, Causes, Pregnancy, and More
DermNet provides Google Translate, a free machine translation service. Note that this may not provide an exact translation in all languages. An angiokeratoma is a small red to purple papule. It may have a rough scaly surface. It is composed of surface blood vessels dilated capillaries. Often unnoticed, an angiokeratoma may become crusty and bleed if accidentally scratched or damaged, or a harmless clot may form in the lesion thrombosis , changing the colour to dark purple or black overnight. Sporadic angiokeratoma.
Angiokeratoma of vulva is a relatively rare lesion which is occasionally misdiagnosed as melanoma, pyogenic granuloma, seborrheic keratosis, or genital warts. We report a case of vulvar angiokeratomas which were diagnosed and managed as genital warts. All asymptomatic dull red-colored papules over vulva should be subjected to astute clinical and histological examination to diagnose angiokeratoma and differentiate it from other lesions. Angiokeratomas are benign cutaneous lesions consisting of numerous ectatic blood vessels present in the superficial dermis [ 1 ]. Angiokeratoma is usually seen over scrotum and can rarely involve vulva [ 1 , 2 ].
Department of Dermatology, Dr. Angiokeratomas are benign cutaneous lesions consisting of numerous ectatic blood vessels present in the superficial dermis and usually involving the scrotum. Although usually asymptomatic, they may be complicated by sporadic or profuse bleeding.