John Libbey Eurotext

European Journal of Dermatology


Superimposed segmental manifestation of cherry angiomas Volume 21, numéro 6, November-December 2011

Department of Dermatology and Allergy, Technische Universitlsquät München, Munich, Germany
  • Mots-clés : cherry angioma, skin mosaic, superimposed segmental manifestation
  • DOI : 10.1684/ejd.2011.1513
  • Page(s) : 864-5
  • Année de parution : 2012

Cherry angioma is a common, acquired, vascular proliferation, probably of a polygenic mode of inheritance. Segmental manifestation of multiple cherry angiomas associated with the development of non-segmental lesions has not yet been reported. We describe a 62-year-old Caucasian woman with early formation of segmental cherry angiomas after pregnancy, which are superimposed on non-segmental lesions of later onset after menopause. In this pattern, segmental cherry angiomas could be taken as a further example of superimposed segmental manifestation of a polygenic skin disorder. Molecular research would be needed to confirm this hypothesis.