Dermatol Surg 2013 Oct 29;39(10):1547-8. Epub 2013 Jul 29.
Department of Dermatology, Iizuka City Hospital, Fukuoka, Japan.
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Photodermatol Photoimmunol Photomed 2009 Jun;25(3):166-8
Civaş Clinic, Ankara, Turkey.
Various laser treatment modalities for angiokeratomas have been reported in the literature. A 60-year-old male patient presented for the treatment of multiple angiokeratomas of the scrotum and a 56-year-old female patient presented for the treatment of vulvar angiokeratomas. A 1064 nm long-pulsed Nd:YAG laser was used to treat the patients' lesions. 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
Dermatol Surg 2006 Sep;32(9):1147-50
Department of Dermatology, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel.
Background: Angiokeratomas of Fordyce are typically asymptomatic vascular lesions characterized by blue-to-red papules with a scale surface, most often located on the scrotum. Although considered benign, the lesions may bleed, either spontaneously or secondary to rupture, leading to patient anxiety and social embarrassment.
Objective: The objective was to determine the safety and effectiveness of 585-nm pulsed dye laser for the treatment of angiokeratomas of Fordyce. Read More
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. Read More