Multinucleate cell angiohistiocytoma

A case report and review of the literature

Danielle S. Applebaum, Fareesa Shuja, Lindsey Hicks, Clay Cockerell, Sylvia Hsu

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Abstract

Multinucleate cell angiohistiocytoma (MCAH) is a rare, benign vascular proliferation. Fewer than 80 cases have been reported to date, which may relate to under-recognition of this entity. Lesions are commonly asymptomatic and appear as erythematous to violaceous papules on the lower extremities and dorsal hands of middle-aged to elderly women. The characteristic histopathologic and immunohistochemical features of MCAH are essential for definitive diagnosis of MCAH. Multinucleate cell angiohistiocytoma follows a slowly progressive course, although spontaneous regression has been reported in rare cases. We present a case of MCAH to increase awareness and elucidate the characteristic clinical and histopathologic features of this disorder.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number4
JournalDermatology Online Journal
Volume20
Issue number5
StatePublished - 2014

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Multinucleate cell angiohistiocytoma : A case report and review of the literature. / Applebaum, Danielle S.; Shuja, Fareesa; Hicks, Lindsey; Cockerell, Clay; Hsu, Sylvia.

In: Dermatology Online Journal, Vol. 20, No. 5, 4, 2014.

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Applebaum, Danielle S. ; Shuja, Fareesa ; Hicks, Lindsey ; Cockerell, Clay ; Hsu, Sylvia. / Multinucleate cell angiohistiocytoma : A case report and review of the literature. In: Dermatology Online Journal. 2014 ; Vol. 20, No. 5.
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