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European Journal of Dermatology

Angiosarcoma of the abdominal wall after dermolipectomy in a morbidly obese man. A rare form of presentation of Stewart-Treves syndrome Volume 16, issue 3, May-June 2006

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Servicio de Oncología Médica,, Servicio de Anatomía Patológica,, Servicio de Dermatología,, Servicio de Medicina Interna,, Servicio de Cirugía Plástica, Hospital Universitario de Gran Canaria Dr. Negrín.Barranco de la ballena s/n. 35020 Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. Spain
  • Key words: abdominal wall, angiosarcoma, chronic lymphedema, dermolipectomy, morbid obesity, Stewart-Treves syndrome
  • Page(s) : 290-2
  • Published in: 2006

Angiosarcoma is a rare malignant tumor, with a predilection for skin in the head and neck region, although it has been described in many other locations. Its association with chronic lymphedema is well known, mainly in the setting of postmastectomy lymphedema of the arm in breast cancer patients (termed Stewart-Treves syndrome). However, angiosarcoma can appear in lower limbs with chronic lymphedema and rarely in other locations such as the abdominal wall. Herein, we present a unique case of angiosarcoma developing in the abdominal wall of a morbidly obese patient after extensive dermolipectomy.