Paul Armenores, MBBS. Craig L James, FRCPA. Warren Weightman, FACD. Shyamala C Huilgol, FACD.
Acroangiodermatitis in a lower leg amputee related to suction socket use
Article first published online: 15 NOV 2011
© 2011 The Authors. Australasian Journal of Dermatology © 2011 The Australasian College of Dermatologists
Australasian Journal of Dermatology
Volume 54, Issue 2, pages e37–e39, May 2013
How to Cite
Armenores, P., James, C. L., Weightman, W. and Huilgol, S. C. (2013), Acroangiodermatitis in a lower leg amputee related to suction socket use. Australasian Journal of Dermatology, 54: e37–e39. doi: 10.1111/j.1440-0960.2011.00826.x
Ethics approval was not sought for this project due to the nature of the study.
- Issue published online: 14 APR 2013
- Article first published online: 15 NOV 2011
- Submitted 29 August 2011; accepted 30 August 2011.
- suction socket
Acroangiodermatitis is a rare condition with numerous causes typically presenting as purple macules on the lower extremities. Although benign, it can mimic the presentation of more serious underlying conditions such as Kaposi's sarcoma. We present a case of acroangiodermatitis in the stump of an amputee related to suction socket use in order to raise awareness of an unusual setting for this vascular proliferation.