Lymphangiosarcoma of the edematous thigh after radiation therapy for carcinoma of the vulva

Gordon R. Huey, Frederick B. Stehman, Lawrence M. Roth, Clarence E. Ehrlich

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Abstract

A 66-year-old patient was treated with external radiation therapy for an advanced carcinoma of the vulva. Seven years later, a lymphangiosarcoma developed in her edematous lower extremity. Lymphangiosarcomas have been reported to occur in postmastectomy patients; however, this is only the third case in a patient with a gynecologic primary malignancy. In anticipation of possible increased use of radiation therapy in vulvar carcinoma, gynecologists should be aware of this rare, highly aggressive neoplasm.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)394-401
Number of pages8
JournalGynecologic oncology
Volume20
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1985

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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