Cutaneous Vascular Anomalies – Angioma Serpiginosum

August 17th, 2013

Angioma Serpiginosum is a benign cutaneous vascular anomaly that I encounter in both my The Woodlands dermatology and Conroe dermatology offices.  Clinically, Angioma Serpiginosum occurs as red papules that spread peripherally leaving an area of involution in the center.   It is most commonly seen on the lower legs and 90% of cases occur in girls under the age of 16.  Some lesions resolve completely but for those that are persistent they can be treated with a pulse dye laser.