Myxoid stroma and delicate vasculature of a superficial angiomyxoma give rise to the red planet sign

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Green, Margaret ; Logemann, Nichola ; Sulit, Daryl J (2014)
  • Publisher: eScholarship, University of California
  • Subject: dermoscopy, dermatoscopy, superficial angiomyxoma, dermatopathology
    mesheuropmc: humanities

Superficial angiomyxomas are uncommon benign mesenchymal tumors. They often recur locally if partially removed. This case report demonstrates not only the characteristic pathological findings of a superficial angiomyxoma in a 33- year-old man, but also shows a unique dermatoscopic image, which in our estimation resembles a celestial red planet such as the blood moon seen during a lunar eclipse. We propose to call this the “red planet” sign for a superficial angiomyxoma on dermoscopic examination.
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