Dermatol Online J 2009 Oct 15;15(10):14. Epub 2009 Oct 15.
Department of Dermatology, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, California, USA.
Urology 2006 Oct;68(4):891.e1-3
Department of Surgery, Division of Urology, Mount Sinai Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Angiokeratomas are benign cutaneous vascular lesions characterized by dilated thin-walled blood vessels lying in the upper part of the dermis, mostly associated with an epidermal reaction such as acanthosis and/or hyperkeratosis. Angiokeratomas of Fordyce are predominantly located on the scrotum and are only rarely found on the penis and then usually on the glans penis. We report a rare case of angiokeratoma of Fordyce located on the shaft of the penis and associated with two recurrences after appropriate surgical excision. Read More
Pathologica 1998 Feb;90(1):46-50
Servizio di Anatomia Patologica, IRCCS-Ospedale, Casa Sollievo della Sofferenza, San Giovanni Rotondo (FG).
Background: Angiokeratoma is a wart-like vascular lesion of the skin. There are five types of angiokeratoma: the Mibelli-type, the Fordyce-type, the solitary and multiple (papular) types, the angiokeratoma circumscriptum, and the angiokeratoma corporis diffusum. The "Mibelli-type" occurs on the acral sites, mainly digits, of young people affected by repeated attacks of chilblain, which result in a deleterious effects on vessel walls. Read More
An Bras Dermatol 2015 May-Jun;90(3 Suppl 1):150-2
R.G. Kar Medical College, West Bengal, IN.
The term 'angiokeratoma' includes a wide range of dermatological conditions of hyperkeratotic vascular disorders with a similar histologic combination of hyperkeratosis and superficial dermal vascular ectasia. Angiokeratomas can be classified into localized and systemic forms. Angiokeratoma of Fordyce (AKF) is a localized form of angiokeratoma, clinically characterized by 1- to 6-mm, black, blue, or dark red, dome-shaped papules located on the scrotum, shaft of penis, labia majora, clitoris, inner thigh, and lower abdomen. Read More
Dermatol Surg 1995 Feb;21(2):170-2
Department of Dermatology, Istituto Scientifico Giannina Gaslini, Genova, Italy.
Background: Angiokeratomas are cutaneous vascular lesions with common clinical and histological features: dark red to black papules and ectasia of upper dermis vessels, respectively. Multiple angiokeratomas are difficult to treat because they are often too extensive for surgery and cautery, procedures frequently leading to hemorrhage and scarring.
Objective: Our report is designed to evaluate the efficacy of argon laser photocoagulation in the treatment of multiple angiokeratomas. Read More