spindle cell haemangioma

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spindle cell haemangioma

A distinct, benign vascular lesion which was first described as a low-grade angiosarcoma and now viewed as a vascular malformation. It affects younger patients (under age 25). It is single or multiple, often painful,  and characterised by small circumscribed reddish-blue nodules.
Dermis or subcutis on distal extremities, especially the hands, but also in the proximal extremities, trunk, axilla, ear, vulva, penis, spleen, and pancreas.

Angiosarcoma, Kaposi sarcoma, glomangioma.

Mafucci syndrome, Klippel-Trenaunay syndrome, lymphoedema, varicose veins.

Wide local excision.
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The spindle cell haemangioendothelioma was first described by Weiss & Enzinger in 1986.