Ann R Coll Surg Engl 2013 Jul;95(5):e80-2
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, 1,275 York Avenue, Suite A342, New York, NY 10065, USA.
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Presse Med 1995 Apr;24(13):639-41
Centre Jean Perrin, Clermont-Ferrand.
Two women (63 and 68 years) presented with primary angiosarcomas of the skin which had developed on an area of chronic lymphoedema after radiosurgical treatment for breast cancer 4 and 13 years earlier. Immunohistochemistry tests formally eliminated epithelial metastasis and produced evidence in favour of lymphatic or capillary vascular proliferation. Endothelial affinity for anti-factor VIII and positive tests for certain markers of intermediary filaments (actin, vimentin) confirmed the vascular and conjunctive tissue origin of the tumours. Read More
Pan Afr Med J 2016 17;25:89. Epub 2016 Oct 17.
Service de Dermatologie Vénéréologie, CHU Ibn Rochd, Université Hassan II, Casablanca, Maroc.
Ann Chir Gynaecol Suppl 1977 ;66(5):251-3
A 67 year old woman developed lymphoedema in the ipsilateral arm about 1/2 year after radical mastectomy for carcinoma of the breast with no metastases. 11 years later she developed an angiosarcoma in the same upper arm and this spread rapidly to the forearm and chest wall. She had considerable bleeding from the lesions and had to be given repeated blood transfusions. Read More
Br J Radiol 2007 Dec;80(960):e310-3
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA.
Cutaneous angiosarcoma is a rare complication of a chronic lymphedematous extremity (Stewart-Treves syndrome). Early recognition of these aggressive tumours is important, as they have a high incidence of local recurrence and metastasis. This report describes the MRI appearance of Stewart-Treves syndrome in a patient with a background of lumpectomy, axillary node dissection and radiotherapy for breast carcinoma. Read More