Case Report

Verrucous Hemangioma: A Clinical Mimic of Verrucous Carcinoma


  • Poornima Vijayan
  • Anupama Ponniah
  • Babitha A.M
  • Laila M. Ilias

J Turk Acad Dermatol 2016;10(3):0-0


Verrucous hemangioma is a rare congenital localized vascular malformation. It is commonly noted at birth or in early childhood, most often located on the lower extremities. This lesion is known for its recurrence because of extension into deep tissue.We report a case of verrucous hemangioma in a 56-year old lady who presented with a large rapidly recurring ulcero-proliferative growth involving the left thumb, which was clinically diagnosed as verrucous carcinoma. Because of the rapid recurrence of the lesion after the first excision, an amputation of the thumb had to be done in this patient.We present this case for its rarity and its inclusion in the differential diagnoses of many conditions including verrucous carcinoma.

Keywords: Verrucous hemangioma, verrucous carcinoma, vascular malformation