Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia
On-line version ISSN 1806-4841
CARDOSO, Alberto Oiticica et al. Tufted angioma: a case report treated with pulsed-dye laser. An. Bras. Dermatol. [online]. 2006, vol.81, suppl.3, pp. S273-S276. ISSN 1806-4841. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0365-05962006000900003.
Tufted angioma is a rare, benign, cutaneous angiomatous proliferation. It is more common in children and is clinically characterized by red-purple painfull plaques, more common in trunk. When spontaneous regression does not occur, proposed treatments (conventional surgery, steroid therapy, interferon and laser) achieve little success. We describe a case of a 11-year-old girl with a tufted angioma located in the trunk treated with pulsed-dye laser, showing important relief of local pain, and small reduction in lesion size. We have been motivated to describe this case due to the small number of such reports in Brazil and by the attempt to treat it with pulsed-dye laser.
Keywords : Hemangioma; Lasers; Therapeutics.