Sarcoma

Sarcoma / 2003 / Article

CASE REPORT | Open Access

Volume 7 |Article ID 426705 | https://doi.org/10.1080/13577140310001644823

Susan V. Harden, Richard Y. Ball, Adrian N. Harnett, "Angiosarcoma of the Scalp Presenting in Association With Borderline Malignant Phyllodes Tumour of the Breast", Sarcoma, vol. 7, Article ID 426705, 4 pages, 2003. https://doi.org/10.1080/13577140310001644823

Angiosarcoma of the Scalp Presenting in Association With Borderline Malignant Phyllodes Tumour of the Breast

Abstract

Phyllodes tumours and angiosarcoma are both rare mesenchymal tumours. There are no reports of their coexistence in the literature except in families with germline p53 mutations. Here we report a case of an elderly woman who developed an extensive angiosarcoma of the scalp nearly 4 years after surgical removal of a borderline malignant phyllodes tumour of the breast. The scalp lesion was initially thought more likely to be a metastasis of her first rare tumour than a second equally rare primary tumour, but histologically this was not the case. The case and the literature are discussed.

Copyright © 2003 Hindawi Publishing Corporation. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


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