Angiosarcoma of the breast following reconstructive surgery in the absence of radiotherapy or lymphoedema

Angiosarcoma of the breast following reconstructive surgery in the absence of radiotherapy or... Primary angiosarcomas following reconstructive surgery are thought to be attributable to radiotherapy or lymphoedema. We report the first case of a patient presenting with breast angiosarcoma demonstrating multiple morphologies (including the rare epithelioid subtype) arising after breast-conserving reconstruction for a previous adenocarcinoma, in the absence of these predisposing risk factors. Level of Evidence: Level V, diagnostic study http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png European Journal of Plastic Surgery Springer Journals

Angiosarcoma of the breast following reconstructive surgery in the absence of radiotherapy or lymphoedema

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Springer Journals
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Copyright © 2013 by Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Subject
Medicine & Public Health; Plastic Surgery
ISSN
0930-343X
eISSN
1435-0130
D.O.I.
10.1007/s00238-013-0865-9
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Abstract

Primary angiosarcomas following reconstructive surgery are thought to be attributable to radiotherapy or lymphoedema. We report the first case of a patient presenting with breast angiosarcoma demonstrating multiple morphologies (including the rare epithelioid subtype) arising after breast-conserving reconstruction for a previous adenocarcinoma, in the absence of these predisposing risk factors. Level of Evidence: Level V, diagnostic study

Journal

European Journal of Plastic SurgerySpringer Journals

Published: Dec 1, 2013

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