Angiokeratoma of the vulva.

Authors:
Leticia Fogagnolo
Leticia Fogagnolo
School of Medical Sciences
Maria Leticia Cintra
Maria Leticia Cintra
Medical School
Brazil

An Bras Dermatol 2011 Mar-Apr;86(2):333-5

Dermatology Department, School of Medical Sciences, University of Campinas (UNICAMP), Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil.

Angiokeratomas are benign tumors characterized by ectasia of blood vessels in the papillary dermis associated with acanthosis and hyperkeratosis of the epidermis. Dermatological examination of angiokeratomas of Fordyce is characterized by papular keratotic lesions of erythematous-violet color. They are more common in the scrotum, and vulvar involvement is rarely reported. Histopathology is particularly important to distinguish them from other benign and malignant tumors. The article reports the case of a middle-aged black woman with a history of chronic constipation, varicose veins of the lower limbs and cesarean section performed 20 years ago who had had multiple vulvar angiokeratomas for three months.
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