An Ear with Multiple Vascular Lesions: Does Dermoscopy Offer Any Hints?

J Clin Aesthet Dermatol. 2021 Mar;14(3):30-31. Epub 2021 Mar 1.


Cutaneous lesions of vascular origin are normally easily diagnosed, both clinically and dermoscopically. However, Kaposi's sarcoma can trigger difficulties in making a correct preoperative diagnosis. Although dermoscopic pictures are not pathognomonic for diagnosing Kaposi's sarcoma, dermoscopic analysis could be a useful complement to a differential diagnosis of nodular pigmented cutaneous lesions. Here, we discuss two clinical cases and analyze the primary dermoscopic features of Kaposi's sarcoma, evaluating the potential utility of this method for differential diagnosis.

Keywords: Cutaneous lesions; Kaposi’s sarcoma; dermoscopy.

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  • Case Reports