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Linear verrucous hemangioma of the upper limb: a rare case

  • Author(s): Nargis, Thansiha;
  • Pinto, Malcolm;
  • Bhat, Satish;
  • Shenoy M, Manjunath
  • et al.

Verrucous hemangioma is a rare, congenital vascular malformation of the cutaneous and subcutaneous tissue. It is usually present at birth and gradually increases in size and number with age; occasionally it presents in later adulthood. It has a predilection for the lower extremity and usually presents as warty or hyperkeratotic, bluish and partly confluent papules and plaques. Verrucous hemangioma occurring in a linear pattern is an even more uncommon presentation and very few cases have been reported. We report a boy with verrucous hemangioma localized to the left upper extremity in a linear pattern. We also discuss management.

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