Malignant vascular tumours associated with the breast: A study of 7 cases

Azizun-Nisa, Zeeshanuddin, Naila Kayani

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Angiosarcomas account for less than 0.05% of the malignant neoplasms of the breast. We present here 7 cases of malignant vascular neoplasms of the breast, including 2 cases of postmastectomy Stewart-Treves syndrome. In this case series, most of the patients were young. Tumour was bilateral at presentation in one case. The size of the tumours ranged from 1.6 cm to 11cm. Although breast angiosarcomas are rare neoplasms, with the increasing use of radiation therapy for breast cancer patients, post-radiation skin lesions should not be ignored.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)646-649
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the Pakistan Medical Association
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - May 2013


  • Angiosarcoma
  • Breast neoplasms
  • Lymphangiosarcoma
  • Malignant vascular tumours of breast
  • Stewart-Treves syndrome


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