Recurrent intravascular papillary endothelial hyperplasia developing from a pyogenic granuloma

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  • HS İnalöz,

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    1. †Department of Dermatology, University of Wales College of Medicine, Heath Park, Cardiff, South Wales, UK, ‡Department of Dermatology and Venereology, University of Gaziantep Faculty of Medicine, Gaziantep, Turkey. *Corresponding author, Department of Dermatology, University of Gaziantep Faculty of Medicine, Tıp Fakültesi Dekanlıgˇı, Kilis Yolu Üzeri, 27310 Gaziantep, Turkey, tel. +90 532 7156076; fax +90 342 3601617, +90 342 3601013; E-mail:serhatinaloz@hotmail.com
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  • * G Patel,

    1. †Department of Dermatology, University of Wales College of Medicine, Heath Park, Cardiff, South Wales, UK, ‡Department of Dermatology and Venereology, University of Gaziantep Faculty of Medicine, Gaziantep, Turkey. *Corresponding author, Department of Dermatology, University of Gaziantep Faculty of Medicine, Tıp Fakültesi Dekanlıgˇı, Kilis Yolu Üzeri, 27310 Gaziantep, Turkey, tel. +90 532 7156076; fax +90 342 3601617, +90 342 3601013; E-mail:serhatinaloz@hotmail.com
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  • AG Knight

    1. †Department of Dermatology, University of Wales College of Medicine, Heath Park, Cardiff, South Wales, UK, ‡Department of Dermatology and Venereology, University of Gaziantep Faculty of Medicine, Gaziantep, Turkey. *Corresponding author, Department of Dermatology, University of Gaziantep Faculty of Medicine, Tıp Fakültesi Dekanlıgˇı, Kilis Yolu Üzeri, 27310 Gaziantep, Turkey, tel. +90 532 7156076; fax +90 342 3601617, +90 342 3601013; E-mail:serhatinaloz@hotmail.com
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Abstract

Intravascular papillary endothelial hyperplasia (IPEH) is a rare benign vascular tumour. Many histological features are similar to those of low-grade angiosarcoma, a common, but more serious condition. Clinical and histological differentiation is important to avoid overtreatment of this benign condition. We report on a 34-year-old woman who developed recurrent IPEH at the site of a previously excised pyogenic granuloma.

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