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Cutaneous angiosarcoma of head and neck

Publication Type : Journal Article

Source : Indian Journal of Dermatology, 2014 Nov-Dec; 59(6): 632.

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Campus : Kochi

School : School of Medicine

Department : Dermatology

Year : 2014

Abstract : Cutaneous angiosarcoma is a rare aggressive tumor of capillary and lymphatic endothelial cell origin. Cutaneous angiosarcoma of the head and neck regions seems to be a distinctive neoplasm with characteristic clinicopathologic features that differ from angiosarcoma in other anatomic locations. Angiosarcoma, regardless of their setting, has a bad prognosis. We presented here a case of 80 years old male, with multiple nontender grouped purple to red hemorrhagic vesicular and bullous lesions over left lower cheek and upper neck area, with bilateral cervical lymph nodes since 1 month. Computed tomography thorax showed nodular opacities in the right upper and midzones. Excisional biopsy showed characterstic “dissection of collagen” with mild nuclear atypia. Immunohistochemistry showed tumor cell positive for CD-31 and Fli-1. Patient died within 1 month of presentation.

Cite this Research Publication : Vora R, Anjaneyan G, Gupta R., "Cutaneous angiosarcoma of head and neck," Indian Journal of Dermatology, 2014 Nov-Dec; 59(6): 632.

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