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Large plaque-like glomuvenous malformation (glomangioma) simulating venous malformation

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Dr Paolo Nozza, Unità Operativa di Anatomia PatologicaIstituto Giannina Gaslini, Largo Gerolamo Gaslini, 5, 16148, Genoa, Italy.
E-mail: paolonozza@ospedale-gaslini.ge.it

Summary

Glomuvenous malformations and venous malformations are vascular lesions that can be distinguished on the basis of clinical and pathological features. A vascular lesion of the skin and superficial and deep soft tissues of a lower limb in a 5-year-old child is described. The clinical and radiological features, including skeletal muscle involvement, were typical of venous malformation, whereas the histopathological features were those of a glomuvenous malformation. The clinical and histopathological features are briefly discussed.

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