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March 1967

Lymphangiosarcoma of the Thigh: Case Report

Author Affiliations

New York
From the departments of surgery, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University, and the Presbyterian Hospital, New York.

Arch Surg. 1967;94(3):376-379. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1967.01330090070018

IN 1948 Stewart and Treves1 described six cases of lymphangiosarcoma in chronically lymphedematous arms following radical mastectomy. Since that time there have been more than 70 cases reported. A similar neoplastic process has also been described in chronically lymphedematous extremities unrelated to any other neoplasm. The following case is the ninth such report.

Report of Case  On Oct 8, 1962, a 25-year-old white man was seen in the clinic with a complaint of unilateral lower extremity edema. The edema had begun five days previously and had subsided spontaneously. The patient also complained of lumps over his right hip that had existed for two years. There was no pain associated with the edema or the lumps. A history of two previous episodes of edema at ages 13 and 24 was given. The edema always occurred in the right lower extremity and the thigh was described as being hot and inflamed

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