publication . Article . 2014

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

Green, Margaret; Logemann, Nichola; Sulit, Daryl J;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2014
  • Publisher: eScholarship, University of California
  • Country: United States
Abstract
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.
Subjects
Medical Subject Headings: humanities
free text keywords: dermoscopy, dermatoscopy, superficial angiomyxoma, dermatopathology
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