Painful skin lesions

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Micrograph of a painful skin lesion (glomus tumour).

Painful skin lesions have a limited differential diagnosis.

Many are vascular (e.g. glomus tumour) or have a prominent vascular component (e.g. spiradenoma); think "throbbing blood vessels".

Several of are or neural origin; think "tweaked nerves".

A common memory device

Blue ANGEL:[1][2]

An alternate memory device


See also


  1. URL: Accessed on: 27 July 2010.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Naversen DN, Trask DM, Watson FH, Burket JM (February 1993). "Painful tumors of the skin: "LEND AN EGG"". J. Am. Acad. Dermatol. 28 (2 Pt 2): 298–300. PMID 8436643.