John Libbey Eurotext

European Journal of Dermatology


Angiosarcoma associated with hypertrichosis Volume 28, issue 5, September-October 2018


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Department of Dermatology, Kochi Medical School, Kochi University, Kohasu, Okocho, Nankoku-shi, Kochi 783-8505, Japan

Angiosarcoma (AS), a malignant endothelial tumour of the endothelium, accounts for 5.4% of cutaneous soft tissue sarcomas and typically involves the head and neck [1]. The prognosis is extremely poor, with an overall five-year survival of about 35% [1].A 57-year-old woman had a scaly reddened lesion in the left postauricular region for three years (figure 1A), with a histopathological finding of non-specific inflammatory cell infiltrates and vasodilation. She was treated with topical corticosteroids [...]