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Arteriovenous Hemangiomas on the Foreheads of Patients With Chronic Liver Diseases

Masashi Akiyama, MD, PhD; Nobuko Inamoto, MD, PhD
Arch Intern Med. 1998;158(13):1469-1472. doi:.
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Chronic liver diseases are characterized by several skin manifestations, including cutaneous vascular changes such as spider angioma and palmar erythema.1 We describe 2 patients with chronic liver disease and arteriovenous hemangiomas (AVH)2 (cutaneous, benign, acquired vascular lesions) on their foreheads.

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