John Libbey Eurotext

European Journal of Dermatology


Eccrine angiomatous hamartoma with massive mucin deposition Volume 15, numéro 4, July-August 2005

Department of Dermatology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Tokyo, 7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-8655, Japan

Eccrine angiomatous hamartoma (EAH) is a rare condition characterized histologically by an increased number of eccrine structures and numerous vascular elements. Although EAH sometimes shows mucinous stroma, the mucin is usually not abundant. In this report, we described a case of EAH that had massive mucin deposition, especially around the eccrine structures. Our case and a similar reported one indicate that EAH includes a rare variant with a large amount of mucin as one of the hamartoma components.