ePlasty: Vol. 19
Verrucous Hemangioma
Katie Laun, DO,a Jake Laun, MD,b and David Smith, MDb

aDepartment of Emergency Medicine, Florida Hospital Orlando, Orlando; and bDepartment of Plastic Surgery, Morsani College of Medicine, Tampa, Fla

Correspondence: jlaun@health.usf.edu
Keywords: verrucous hemangioma, verrucous, hemangioma, malformation, capillary hemangioma


A 66-year-old man presented with a lesion on his right medial heel that had been present since birth. He thought the lesion was a birthmark but stated that it had recently started to change and became progressively enlarged. The lesion was biopsied and confirmed to be a verrucous hemangioma. It was completely excised, and the defect was reconstructed with a split-thickness skin graft.


1. What is verrucous hemangioma?

2. How is a verrucous hemangioma diagnosed?

3. What are the treatment options for verrucous hemangioma?

4. What is the prognosis for verrucous hemangioma?


Verrucous hemangiomas are uncommon capillary or cavernous hemangiomas that are associated with rea .......