Multifocal angiosarcoma of the scalp: A case report and review of the literature Review uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Hemangiosarcoma
  • Neoplasms, Multiple Primary
  • Scalp
  • Skin Neoplasms

abstract

  • Multifocal angiosarcoma of the scalp is uncommon. Its risk factors include a history of radiotherapy and possibly sun exposure. Angiosarcoma is an aggressive tumor with a high propensity for both local recurrence and distant metastasis. Overall, the prognosis is poor. The size of the lesion is an important prognostic factor. Treatment modalities include surgery with wide margins (with or without adjuvant therapy) and multidrug chemotherapy, followed by radiotherapy. The local failure rate is high.

publication date

  • April 28, 1999

Research

keywords

  • Review

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed ID

  • 10224706

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 302

end page

  • 5

volume

  • 78

number

  • 4