Stewart–Treves syndrome

Stewart-Treves syndrome refers to an angiosarcoma arising from chronic lymphedema (swelling due to lymphatic obstruction). It typically occurs as a complication of long-lasting lymphedema of the arm after mastectomy and/or radiotherapy for breast cancer.<ref name="Andrews">James, William D.; Berger, Timothy G.; et al. (2006). Andrews' Diseases of the Skin: clinical Dermatology. Saunders Elsevier. ISBN 0-7216-2921-0. </ref>:849 It can rarely occur on the leg. The prognosis, even with wide surgical excision and subsequent radiotherapy, is poor.[citation needed]

Angiosarcoma is a malignant tumor of vascular origin. It accounts for less than 1% of all sarcomas and is usually located in the skin, breast, liver, and soft tissue.[citation needed]

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