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What is tufted angioma?

Tufted angioma is a benign (non-cancerous) vascular tumor and mild variant of kaposiform hemangioendothelioma (KHE). On biopsy, a tumor may be called tufted angioma, KHE or “tufted angioma/KHE spectrum.” We feel these tumors are one and the same, but represent a spectrum of severity. Tumors with the pathology diagnosis of tufted angioma are less likely to have complications such as Kasabach-Merritt phenomenon or to need medical therapies, though there are exceptions.

Tufted angioma: Reviewed by Cameron C. Trenor III, MD,
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