Fast growing multifocal retiform hemangioendothelioma: a case report

Fast growing multifocal retiform hemangioendothelioma: a case report Retiform hemangioendothelioma is a vascular tumor of intermediate malignancy. In general, it is a slow-growing single exophytic nodular or plaque-like lesion. We present a 17-year-old male patient with a rapidly growing multifocal retiform hemangioendothelioma on his right ulno-dorsal forearm. After first excision, within 4 weeks the tumor showed local recurrence. Treatment was made by wide excision with a 1-cm margin and fascia and closure of the defect by split-thickness skin graft. Two months later, a new lesion was observed on the back of the patient's hand. After excision and wound closure with split-thickness skin grafting, there was no recurrence in a 2-year follow-up period. We discuss diagnosis, prognosis, and possible surgical treatment of this rare skin neoplasm. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png European Journal of Plastic Surgery Springer Journals

Fast growing multifocal retiform hemangioendothelioma: a case report

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Springer-Verlag
Copyright
Copyright © 2002 by Springer-Verlag
Subject
Medicine & Public Health; Plastic Surgery
ISSN
0930-343X
eISSN
1435-0130
D.O.I.
10.1007/s00238-001-0337-5
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Abstract

Retiform hemangioendothelioma is a vascular tumor of intermediate malignancy. In general, it is a slow-growing single exophytic nodular or plaque-like lesion. We present a 17-year-old male patient with a rapidly growing multifocal retiform hemangioendothelioma on his right ulno-dorsal forearm. After first excision, within 4 weeks the tumor showed local recurrence. Treatment was made by wide excision with a 1-cm margin and fascia and closure of the defect by split-thickness skin graft. Two months later, a new lesion was observed on the back of the patient's hand. After excision and wound closure with split-thickness skin grafting, there was no recurrence in a 2-year follow-up period. We discuss diagnosis, prognosis, and possible surgical treatment of this rare skin neoplasm.

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European Journal of Plastic SurgerySpringer Journals

Published: Apr 5, 2002

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