Indian Dermatology Online Journal

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2018  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 177--181

Metastatic angiosarcoma of lower extremity


Swagata A Tambe, Chitra S Nayak 
 Department of Dermatology, Topiwala National Medical College and B.Y.L. Nair Hospital, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

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Swagata A Tambe
Department of Dermatology, Topiwala National Medical College and B.Y.L. Nair Hospital, Mumbai, Maharashtra
India

Angiosarcoma (AS) is an uncommon malignant neoplasm characterized by rapidly proliferating, extensively infiltrating anaplastic cells derived from blood vessels. These are aggressive tumors and tend to recur locally, spread widely with high rate of lymph node and systemic metastases. They are more frequent in skin and soft tissue, head and neck being the most common sites. Here we report a case of metastatic AS affecting lower extremity in an elderly patient on a background of chronic lymphedema due to filariasis (Stewart–Treves syndrome).


How to cite this article:
Tambe SA, Nayak CS. Metastatic angiosarcoma of lower extremity.Indian Dermatol Online J 2018;9:177-181


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Tambe SA, Nayak CS. Metastatic angiosarcoma of lower extremity. Indian Dermatol Online J [serial online] 2018 [cited 2020 Jul 14 ];9:177-181
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