Swagata A Tambe Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College and General Hospital
Chitra S Nayak T.N. Medical College and B.Y.L. Nair Ch. Hospital India
Indian Dermatol Online J 2018 May-Jun;9(3):177-181
Department of Dermatology, Topiwala National Medical College and B.Y.L. Nair Hospital, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.
Angiosarcoma (AS) is an uncommon malignant neoplasm characterized by rapidly proliferating, extensively infiltrating anaplastic cells derived from blood vessels. These are aggressive tumors and tend to recur locally, spread widely with high rate of lymph node and systemic metastases. They are more frequent in skin and soft tissue, head and neck being the most common sites. Here we report a case of metastatic AS affecting lower extremity in an elderly patient on a background of chronic lymphedema due to filariasis (Stewart-Treves syndrome).
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