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Winter 2003, Vol. 11 No. 4

H.K. Dermatol. Venereol. Bull. (2003) 11, 209-213


Case Report

An unusual case of the cutaneous angiosarcoma of the face and scalp

KH Mak 麥錦霞 and WYW Tsang 曾奕桓

Abstract
Angiosarcoma is an uncommon cutaneous vascular malignancy with a grave prognosis. Classically, it presents with an asymptomatic erythematous to bruise-like macular lesion in the face or scalp. Uncommon presentations include rosacea-like lesions, recurrent facial angio-oedema, cellulitis-like, xanthelasma-like lesions on eyelids causing ptosis and scarring alopecia. Our patient presented with an inflammatory nodular lesion initially masquerading a pyodermis infection. The correct diagnosis was made only after a skin biopsy.