Indian Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery

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

Angiosarcoma secondary to primary upper limb lymphedema


Husam Bashir, Hussam alzaarir, Rizziki Abdellah, Adnane Benzirar, Omar El Mahi 
 Department of Vascular Surgery and Pathology, Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy of Oujda, Mohammed First University, Oujda, Morocco

Correspondence Address:
Husam Bashir
Department of Vascular Surgery and Pathology, Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy of Oujda, Mohammed First University, Oujda
Morocco

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.


How to cite this article:
Bashir H, alzaarir H, Abdellah R, Benzirar A, El Mahi O. Angiosarcoma secondary to primary upper limb lymphedema.Indian J Vasc Endovasc Surg 2021;8:187-189


How to cite this URL:
Bashir H, alzaarir H, Abdellah R, Benzirar A, El Mahi O. Angiosarcoma secondary to primary upper limb lymphedema. Indian J Vasc Endovasc Surg [serial online] 2021 [cited 2021 Jul 25 ];8:187-189
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