Stewart-Treves Syndrome on the Lower Extremity Associated to Idiopathic Chronic Lymphedema Visualized on FDG PET/CT.
- Jane Maestri Brittain,
- Tine Nymark,
- Malene Grubbe Hildebrandt,
- Dorrit Hovgaard,
- Kim Francis Andersen
Clin Nucl Med 2017 Dec;42(12):e519-e522
From the *Department of Clinical Physiology, Nuclear Medicine & PET, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen University Hospital, Copenhagen; †Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Odense University Hospital, University of Southern Denmark, Odense; ‡Musculoskeletal Tumor Section, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Rigshospitalet, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen; and §Department of Nuclear Medicine, Odense University Hospital, University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark.
Angiosarcomas are highly malignant and rare tumors of vascular or lymphatic endothelial cell origin with a poor prognosis. Lymphangiosarcoma associated with chronic lymphedema is known as Stewart-Treves syndrome. Stewart-Treves syndrome is primarily described in patients with lymphedema of an upper extremity occurring after breast cancer surgery including radical axillary lymph node dissection and subsequent radiotherapy. Read More