Cutaneous Vascular Anomalies – Tufted Angioma

October 5th, 2013

Tufted Angiomas are benign cutaneous vascular anomalies that I occasionally encounter in both my The Woodlands dermatology and Conroe dermatology offices.  Tufted Angiomas usually appear in early childhood and are typically located on the neck, chest and back.  Tufted Angiomas are also called angioblastomas.  Clinically, they are flat red lesions that can be up to 5 cm in length with some raised papules throughout the lesion.   Histologically, they have a characteristic cannon ball like appearance.  In most cases, the Tufted Angiomas become larger with time.  Treatment is best accomplished with excision or a pulse dye laser.

Tufted Angioma