Angiomyxoma of the skin

Case contributed by Dr Ammar Haouimi

Presentation

Erythematous superficial mass of the left forearm, progressively increasing in size.

Patient Data

Age: 15 years
Gender: Female
Photo

Erythematous lobulated superficial mass of the lateral aspect of the forearm.

Ultrasound

The ultrasound images demonstrate well-defined ovoid heterogeneous hyperechoic soft tissue mass of subcutaneous location with surrounding anechoic areas of vascular nature. Hypervascularity within and around the mass on color Doppler.

Case Discussion

Ultrasonographic features of a subcutaneous vascularized mass. A biopsy was performed with a histopathological evaluation which was in favor of superficial angiomyxoma of the skin.

Superficial angiomyxoma is considered as a rare benign myxoid soft tissue tumor according to the simplified classification of Baheti et al. The tumor contains a myxoid matrix with multiple blood vessels. The treatment is surgical (total excision of the lesion).

 

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