November 1992

Cutaneous Angiosarcoma of the Breast After Segmental Mastectomy and Radiation Therapy

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Surgery, The Lankenau Hospital and Medical Research Center, 100 Lancaster Ave, Wynnewood, Pa.

Arch Surg. 1992;127(11):1362-1363. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1992.01420110114023

• Angiosarcoma of the breast is an uncommon entity, and the development of cutaneous angiosarcoma of the breast after segmental mastectomy and irradiation therapy is even less common. We report a case of cutaneous angiosarcoma that developed 4½ years after segmental mastectomy (lumpectomy) with axillary dissection and irradiation therapy for infiltrating ductal carcinoma of the breast.

(Arch Surg. 1992;127:1362-1363)