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A Journal on Dermatology
Esperienze Dermatologiche 2012 December;14(4):155-7
Multiple cherry angiomas in a young patient as a possible dermatological manifestation of von Hippel-Lindau disease
Peccerillo F., Di Caterino P., Battarra V. C.
UOSD Dermatologia Oncologica e Chirurgia delle Neoformazioni Cutanee, Azienda Ospedaliera “Sant’Anna e San Sebastiano”, Caserta
Von Hippel-Lindau disease (mVHL) is an inherited autosomal dominant disorder caused by a germline mutation of the VHL gene, a tumor suppressor gene on the short arm of chromosome 3 (3p25-26), whose germline mutations lead to the development of different and multiple tumors with a clinical phenotype extremely variable from patient to patient. In approximately 5% of cases may be present dermatologic manifestations; malformations such as cherry angioma are most frequently found. The cherry angioma is commonly seen, especially on the back of elderly individuals, posing as a hemispheric red bright lesion. In this article is taken into consideration the presence of multiple cherry angiomas and their not usual locations in a young subject, as a possible indicator of an important syndrome like mVHL.