Angiosarcoma in a deep inferior epigastric perforator flap

Angiosarcoma in a deep inferior epigastric perforator flap Eur J Plast Surg (2011) 34:505–507 DOI 10.1007/s00238-010-0495-4 CASE REPORT Tristan I. Gerstung & Charlotte Holm & Gustavo Sturtz & Taja Harnisch & Milomir Ninkovic Received: 11 April 2010 /Accepted: 3 August 2010 /Published online: 25 August 2010 Springer-Verlag 2010 Introduction Below, we report the first case of angiosarcoma occurring in a deep inferior epigastric perforator (DIEP) flap following Angiosarcoma is a rare and highly malignant tumor, autologous breast reconstruction. accounting for less than 2% of all soft tissue sarcomas. It is associated with an aggressive clinical course having a tendency towards local recurrence and widespread metastatic Case report disease. The prognosis is poor, with a 5-year survival rate between 12% and 34% [1, 2]. Approximately 60% of cases A 61-year-old woman was referred to our plastic surgery occur in the skin and superficial soft tissue [2]. Etiological unit for autologous breast reconstruction. She had a history causes include chronic lymphedema, first described by of invasive ductal carcinoma of the left breast 15 years Stewart and Treves [3], previous radiotherapy most frequent- previously, which was initially treated by breast conservation ly encountered in the treatment of breast carcinoma [4], therapy, axillary node dissection, and radiochemotherapy. chronic ultraviolet exposure [1], European Journal of Plastic Surgery Springer Journals

Angiosarcoma in a deep inferior epigastric perforator flap

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