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Open Access Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences.
Letter to the Editor
Anastasiya Chokoeva1, Radica Sokolova2,
Torello Lotti3, Uwe Wollina4, Serena Gianfaldoni4,
Jacopo Lotti5, Katlein França6 Georgi Tchernev1,7*
Policlinic for Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery, Sofia, Bulgaria; 2Department
of Dermatology and Venereology, Medical University of Plovdiv, 4002 Plovdiv,
Bulgaria; 3University of Rome, “G. Marconi”, Rome, Italy; 4Department
of Dermatology and Allergology, Academic Teaching Hospital Dresden-Friedrichstadt,
01067 Dresden, Germany; 5Department of Nuclear, Subnuclear and
Radiation Physics, University of Rome "G. Marconi", Rome, Italy; 6Institute
for Bioethics & Health Policy; Department of Dermatology & Cutaneous
Surgery; Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, University of Miami
Miller School of Medicine - Miami, FL, USA; 7Medical Institute of
Ministry of Interior (MVR-Sofia), Department of Dermatology, Venereology and
Dermatologic Surgery, Sofia, Bulgaria
A 73-year-old male patient was admitted with symptoms of
decompensated cardiac and pulmonary insufficiency with long-lasting history.
A tumor-like formation was observed within the clinical examination,
covering the whole skin of the nose, paranasal region of the left part of
the face, as well as the upper and lower left eyelids. The lesion was with
yellow to brownish surface and dark-reddish to violet discolored peripheral
area, composed of nodular formations, smooth central surface and firm
texture on palpation. The histopathological examination verified the
diagnosis of hemangioma, which had been congenital, regarding the patient’s
history, treated surgically about 50 years ago, with signs of recurrence.
The presented patient had been treated surgically at the age of 20, without
medical evidence of the type of the performed excision. The recurrence
occurs almost 50 years later, at the age of 78. To the best of our
knowledge, this is the first reported recurrence of infantile hemangioma,
treated surgically almost 50 years ago.
Citation: Chokoeva A, Sokolova R, Lotti T, Wollina
U, Gianfaldoni S, Lotti J, França K, Tchernev G. Congenital Progressive
Mutilating Hemangioma. Open Access Maced J Med Sci. https://doi.org/10.3889/oamjms.2017.098
Keywords: infantile hemangioma; plastic surgery; mutilation; beta
blockers; topicall approach.
*Correspondence: Prof. Dr. Georgi Tchernev. Specialist for
Dermatology, Venereology and Dermatologic surgery. ”Onkoderma”- Policlinic
for Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery, Sofia, Bulgaria; Medical Institute
of Ministry of Interior (MVR-Sofia), Department of Dermatology, Venereology
and Dermatologic Surgery, Sofia, Bulgaria. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Received: 09-May-2017; Revised: 18-May-2017; Accepted: 19-May-2017; Online
Copyright: © 2017 Anastasiya Chokoeva, Radica Sokolova, Torello Lotti,
Uwe Wollina, Serena Gianfaldoni, Jacopo Lotti, Katlein França, Georgi
Tchernev. This is an open-access article distributed
under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0
International License (CC BY-NC 4.0).
Funding: This research did not receive any financial support.
Competing Interests: Publication of this paper has been supported by
Roche Macedonia DOOEL Skopje.
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- Chokoeva A
- Sokolova R
- Lotti T
- Wollina U
- Gianfaldoni S
- Lotti J
- França K
- Tchernev G