CASE REPORT
Year : 2021  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 187-189

Angiosarcoma secondary to primary upper limb lymphedema


Department of Vascular Surgery and Pathology, Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy of Oujda, Mohammed First University, Oujda, Morocco

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Husam Bashir
Department of Vascular Surgery and Pathology, Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy of Oujda, Mohammed First University, Oujda
Morocco
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DOI: 10.4103/ijves.ijves_65_20

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Stewart–Treves syndrome (STS) is a rare entity with a poor prognosis defined as an angiosarcoma appearing in a specific clinical setting, in 90% of cases in a context of breast neoplasia. Herein, we report a rare case of STS of the upper limb as a complication of primary lymphedema. A 55-year-old male was referred for a large, reddish, necrotic multinodular tumor of rapid extension on the anterior aspect of the right forearm. A biopsy of the lesions was performed, confirming the diagnosis of angiosarcoma. The evaluation of tumor extension showed no distant metastasis. An amputation of the arm was performed. Angiosarcoma as a complication of primary lymphedema is a very rare entity with very poor prognosis.


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