Cutaneous Vascular Anomalies – Angiokeratomas
Angiokeratomas are benign cutaneous vascular anomalies that I encounter on a daily basis in both my The Woodlands dermatology and Conroe dermatology offices. Angiokeratomas are vascular malformations of veins and capillaries in the dermis and subcutaneous tissues. Clinically, Angiokeratomas appear as a blue/red papule. They are most commonly found on the legs but also can appear on the scrotum, arms and trunk. Treatment of Angiokeratomas involves excision, cryosurgery, laser, electrocautery; however, whatever the chosen treatment modality there is still a high recurrence rate.