Profound proliferating angiolymphoid hyperplasia with eosinophilia of pregnancy mimicking angiosarcoma

Catherine B Marcum, Jonathan S Zager, Iriana P Bélongie, Jane L Messina, Neil Alan Fenske
Cutis; Cutaneous Medicine for the Practitioner 2011, 88 (3): 122-8
Angiolymphoid hyperplasia with eosinophilia (ALHE) is a rare benign vascular proliferation that clinically manifests as nodules and papules of the head and neck region. We report a profound, rapidly proliferating case of ALHE in a 3-week postpartum woman that clinically mimicked angiosarcoma. The clinical and histologic features of ALHE, Kitamura disease, and cutaneous angiosarcoma are reviewed, and the relationship between ALHE and pregnancy is discussed.

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