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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.


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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