Cutaneous Vascular Anomalies – Targetoid Hemosiderotic Hemangioma
Targetoid Hemosiderotic Hemangiomas are benign vascular anomalies that I occasionally encounter in both my The Woodlands dermatology and Conroe dermatology offices. Clinically, a Targetoid Hemosiderotic Hemangioma has a central red/purple nodule surrounded by a flat purpuric (bruise like) ring. These lesions are not usually present at birth and arise later in life. They are likely due to trauma to a pre-existing hemangioma that results in thrombosis and recanalization. Treatment is optional and lasers are typically the modality of choice.