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Revista argentina de dermatología

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ACHENBACH, RE et al. Lymphangiosarcoma in a male with chronic lymphedema. Rev. argent. dermatol. [online]. 2014, vol.95, n.1, pp.9-16. ISSN 1851-300X.

A 54 years-old man with a lymphangiosarcoma, associated to a post traumatic chronic lymphedema Stewart-Treves like, was reported. The patient refused the amputation of the superior left arm so radiation therapy was done. Despite the adjuvant chemotherapy and subcutaneous interferon, together with thalidomide the patient death four years after the diagnosis due to disseminated lung metastasis. A brief review of the cutaneous angiosarcoma and a conceptual nosological position of the so called hemangioendotheliomas, were made.

Keywords : Lymphangiosarcoma; Traumatic chronic lymphedema; Cutaneous angiosarcoma.

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