Hobnail hemangioma of the skin in a juvenile patient
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Department of Clinical Pathomorphology, Medical University of Lublin, Poland
Department of Pediatric Surgery and Traumatology, Medical University of Lublin, Poland
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Anna Ostrowska   

Department of Clinical Patomorphology, Medical Univesity of Lublin, 7 Jaczewskiego Street, 20-090 Lublin, Poland
J Pre Clin Clin Res. 2015;9(1):89-91
Hobnail hemangioma is a rare, benign, vascular lesion with peculiar but commonly misleading morphology, located mostly on the extremities or trunk, and affects young and middle-aged adults with a slightly male predominance. A new typical case in a 17-year-old girl is presented. A single, small, painless skin lesion appeared in an early childhood on the lateral part of the right thigh, and was linked with scratching a previous pigmented lesion. Microscopic examination of the completely removed lesion revealed typical morphology. Prominent endothelial cells were podoplanin-negative and CD34-positive. There was no recurrence after four years follow-up.
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