Lymphangiosarcoma of the arm presenting with lymphedema in a woman 16 years after mastectomy: A case report

Yasir J. Sepah, Masood Umer, Asim Qureshi, Shaista Khan

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Abstract

Lymphangiosarcoma following breast cancer is a relatively rare entity, with around 300 cases so far reported worldwide. Affecting the long term survivors of breast cancer, lymphangiosarcoma (Stewart-Traves Syndrome) has a high mortality rate. Since lympedema following radical mastectomy or axillary clearance and radiotherapy seems to be the main predisposing factor, further research regarding modifications in the surgical technique of axillary nodes dissection as well as the development of new chemotherapeutic agents effective in lymphangiosarcoma are required.

Original languageEnglish
Article number6887
JournalCases Journal
Volume2
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2009

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