Angiosarcoma de bajo grado tras radioterapia en cáncer de mama
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Palabras clavecáncer de mama angiosarcoma sarcoma postradiación
Low-grade angiosarcoma following radiotherapy in breast cancer
Angiosarcoma of the skin (AS) is a rare complication of radiotherapy. It is characterised by its aggressive clinical progression and is distinct from other forms of angiosarcoma in that it does not always present with chronic lymphedema. A survey of the literature reveals that these lesions are difficult to diagnose because of their rarity and variable appearance, and because they can mimic radiation-induced changes in the skin. The majority of articles describe high-grade lesions. We report, here, a case of low-grade angiosarcoma following radical mastectomy, axillar node dissection and radiotherapy for infiltrating ductal carcinoma. Prompt diagnosis is very dependent on a high degree of clinical awareness. A biopsy should be considered in patients who present new skin lesions following radiotherapy for breast cancer.
Key wordsbreast cancer angiosarcoma post-radiotherapy
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