Cutaneous angiosarcoma of breast after lumpectomy, axillary lymph node dissection, and radiotherapy for primary breast carcinoma: Case report and review of the literature

Wilmosh Mermershtain, Arnon D. Cohen, Michael Koretz, Yoram Cohen

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Abstract

Malignant neoplasms known to develop after external beam radiation include angiosarcoma. Although angiosarcoma developing in a lymphedematous arm after radical mastectomy is a well-known phenomenon, cutaneous angiosarcoma after radiotherapy for breast carcinoma has been rarely documented. Herein we present a case with cutaneous angiosarcoma that developed in a 69-year-old woman's breast 5 years after she underwent conservative treatment to the breast: lumpectomy, axillary lymph node dissection, and radiation therapy to the breast. The possible relation of the angiosarcoma to the initial radiotherapy, early diagnosis, and treatment is discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)597-598
Number of pages2
JournalAmerican Journal of Clinical Oncology: Cancer Clinical Trials
Volume25
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Dec 2002
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Angiosarcoma
  • Primary breast carcinoma
  • Radiotherapy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research

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