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Cutaneous Angiosarcoma of Breast After Lumpectomy, Axillary Lymph Node Dissection, and Radiotherapy for Primary Breast Carcinoma: Case Report and Review of the Literature.

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

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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.

© 2002 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.

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