Phyllodes tumours and angiosarcoma are both rare mesenchymal tumours. There are no reports of their coexistence in the literature except in families with germline p53 mutations. Here we report a case of an elderly woman who developed an extensive angiosarcoma of the scalp nearly 4 years after surgical removal of a borderline malignant phyllodes tumour of the breast. The scalp lesion was initially thought more likely to be a metastasis of her first rare tumour than a second equally rare primary tumour, but histologically this was not the case. The case and the literature are discussed.
- Phyllodes tumour