Solitary Angiokeratoma: Report of Two Uncommon Cases WD01-WD02
Dr. Amoolya Bhat,
Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology, Sapthagiri Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre,
#15, Chikkasandra, Hesaraghatta Main road, Bangalore-90, Karnataka, India.
Angiokeratomas are rare benign vascular skin lesions arising in isolation or in groups of multiple lesions, as solitary cutaneous forms or generalized systemic forms. They are ectasias of dermal capillaries with an acanthotic and hyperkeratotic epidermis. They can occur in both healthy individuals and in those with underlying systemic disease due to inherited enzyme deficiency or other acquired predisposing factors. The identification and reporting of these lesions is important as patients with these lesions should be evaluated to rule out underlying pathogenic conditions.
We report two rare cases of isolated solitary cutaneous angiokeratoma occurring in two patients.