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October 1966

Lymphangiosarcomas of the Scalp

Author Affiliations


From the Department of Pathology (Dr. Reed), Section of Dermatology, Department of Medicine (Drs. Palomeque and Hairston), and Department of Surgery (Dr. Krementz), Tulane University School of Medicine and Charity Hospital of Louisiana, New Orleans.

Arch Dermatol. 1966;94(4):396-402. doi:10.1001/archderm.1966.01600280014002

Six cases of angiosarcoma of the scalp are reported. The tumors are histologically indistinguishable from the "postmastectomy" lymphangiosarcomas reported by Stewart and Treves. With a single exception they were extensive, aggressive neoplasms that widely infiltrated the dermis and soft tissues. Although these tumors are rare malignancies of the skin, there appears to be a peculiar, unexplained predilection for the scalp.

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