Indian J Med Res 2014 Jan;139(1):179
Department of General Surgery of Wolski Hospital, Warsaw, Poland.
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Breast J 2015 Sep-Oct;21(5):552-4. Epub 2015 Jul 23.
Department of Dermatology, "Maggiore della Carità" Hospital, University of Eastern Piedmont "A. Avogadro", Novara, Italy.
Pan Afr Med J 2014 1;19. Epub 2014 Sep 1.
Department of Surgical Oncology, National Institute of Oncology, Rabat, Morocco.
The Stewart-Treves syndrome was first described in 1948, it's an angiosarcoma developed on a longstanding lymphadenomatous limb, more often after radical mastectomy. Diagnosis is made on skin biopsy and the prognosis is poor when radical surgery can't be performed. We report the case on a Stewart-Treves syndrome in a sixty-six years old woman who underwent radical mastectomy for breast carcinoma ten years earlier. Read More
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Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd 2014 ;158:A7810
Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, Amsterdam.
A woman with postmastectomy lymphoedema presented with purple-red nodules on the right upper arm. Histopathology of a skin biopsy showed a cutaneous angiosarcoma. Angiosarcoma arising in an oedematous arm is called the Stewart-Treves syndrome and is a rare and late complication of breast cancer treatment. Read More