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Contributors: Belinda Tan MD, PhD, Jeffrey D. Bernhard MD, Noah Craft MD, PhD, Lindy P. Fox MD, Lowell A. Goldsmith MD, MPH, Michael D. Tharp MD
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Synopsis

Microvenular hemangiomas (microcapillary angiomas, microcapillary hemangiomas) are benign acquired vascular proliferations presenting as solitary or multiple purple to red papules, plaques, or nodules on the extremities or trunk. Macules and patches have also been reported. Lesions are frequently asymptomatic, although pruritus and tenderness may occur. The lesions usually develop slowly, and will persist or spontaneously involute. Multiple eruptive lesions have also been reported.

The etiology of these vascular growths is unclear. Healthy children, young to middle-aged adults, and young women who have recently changed hormonal contraceptives or are pregnant can develop microvenular hemangiomas. Patients with POEMS syndrome (polyneuropathy, organomegaly, endocrinopathy, monoclonal gammopathy, and skin changes) may also have these lesions alongside other vascular proliferations.

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ICD10CM:
D18.01 – Hemangioma of skin and subcutaneous tissue

SNOMEDCT:
403964007 – Microvenular hemangioma

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Microvenular hemangioma : Face, Fingers, Purple color, Red color, Trunk, Smooth papules, Smooth plaques, Legs
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