Cutaneous Vascular Anomalies – Angiokeratomas

May 4th, 2013

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.