Multifocal angiosarcoma of the scalp: a case report and review of the literature. Academic Article Review uri icon

Overview

MeSH

  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged

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 1999

has subject area

  • Hemangiosarcoma
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Neoplasms, Multiple Primary
  • Scalp
  • Skin Neoplasms

Research

keywords

  • Case Reports
  • Journal Article
  • Review

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed ID

  • 10224706

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 302

end page

  • 305

volume

  • 78

number

  • 4