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Eccrine angiomatous hamartoma causing walking difficulties


  • Shuang Chen, MM. Lin Xiong, MM. Sheng Wang, MD. Ting-Ting Wang, MM. Lin Wang, MD. Dilip Gurung, MM.

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  • Conflicts of interest: None declared.

Dr Lin Xiong, Department of Dermatovenereology, West China Hospital, Sichuan University, Chengdu 610041, Sichuan, China. Email:


Eccrine angiomatous hamartoma (EAH) is a rare tumoral lesion that consists of vascular and eccrine malformation and often occurs in the distal extremities of children. Although EAH is benign, a therapeutic excision may be required for symptomatic or cosmetic considerations. We hereby report a typical case of EAH presenting as a painful and rapidly growing plaque on the right thigh. The associated symptoms of pain, hyperhidrosis and local hypertrichosis caused walking difficulties until the patient was cured by two excisional surgeries.

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