Angiosarcoma of the scalp presenting in association with borderline malignant phyllodes tumour of the breast

Susan V. Harden, Richard Y. Ball, Adrian N. Harnett

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)173-176
Number of pages4
JournalSarcoma
Volume7
Issue number3-4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2003
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Angiosarcoma
  • Phyllodes tumour

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