Cutaneous Vascular Lesions

  • Darya BuehlerEmail author
  • Steven D. Billings


Cutaneous vascular lesions comprise a wide spectrum of entities. Most are benign, but vascular tumors of intermediate malignancy, with a propensity for recurrence but limited metastatic potential, and fully malignant vascular neoplasms are encountered. Many of these vascular proliferations demonstrate significant histologic overlap. However, careful attention to histomorphology and in some cases, the application of ancillary diagnostic tests, usually result in proper classification in all but the most difficult of cases. This chapter will review the wide range of vascular lesions encountered in dermatopathology practice.


Hemangioma Vascular malformation Pyogenic granuloma Lymphatic malformation Cutaneous epithelioid angiomatous nodule Hemangioendothelioma Angiosarcoma Atypical vascular lesion Kaposi sarcoma 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Pathology and Laboratory MedicineUniversity of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public HealthMadisonUSA
  2. 2.Department of PathologyCleveland ClinicClevelandUSA

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