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Stewart-Treves Syndrome and the Use of Positron Emission Tomographic Scanning.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21514109     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
In this article, we provide an account of two rare cases of Stewart-Treves syndrome, that is, cutaneous angiosarcoma secondary to lymphedema, treated at our center. Unusually, both occurred in the lower extremity. The first case was treated initially with a wide local excision, followed by a further re-excision, and eventually an above-the-knee amputation because of recurrence. In the second case, a hindquarter amputation was undertaken after a positron emission tomographic scan, which revealed the extent and spread of the lesions. In cases of cutaneous angiosarcoma, a positron emission tomographic scan can be extremely helpful in demonstrating the extent of subcutaneous spread and planning surgical management.
Authors:
Samir L Dawlatly; Asterios Dramis; Vaiyapuri P Sumathi; Robert J Grimer
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-4-20
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annals of vascular surgery     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1615-5947     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-4-25     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8703941     Medline TA:  Ann Vasc Surg     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2011 Annals of Vascular Surgery Inc. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Affiliation:
Department of Orthopaedic Oncology, Royal Orthopaedic Hospital, Birmingham, West Midlands, UK.
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