Even if several reports confirm that the first description of the Stewart-Treves syndrome as lymphangiosarcoma
is correct, the pathological mechanism by which lymphedema could induce angiosarcoma is yet a matter of debate .
Patients with lymphedema sustain either cosmetic or functional problems and several studies have indicated the potential risk though not high transforming lymphedema to lymphangiosarcoma
Keywords: Angiosarcoma, Malignant vascular tumours of breast, Stewart-Treves syndrome, Lymphangiosarcoma
, Breast neoplasms.
LC may resemble a number of disorders including lymphangiosarcoma
, syringocystadenoma papilliferum, lupus vulgaris, actinomycosis, herpes zoster, viral warts and molluscum contagiosum.
If left untreated, lymphedema may predispose the affected limb to the development of other secondary complications like recurrent bouts of cellulitis or lymphangitis, axillary vein thrombosis, severe functional impairment, cosmetic embracement, and lymphangiosarcoma
Another form of neoplastic lymphatic disease that is found in cats is lymphangiosarcoma
, which can spread via the lymphatic fluid to the local lymph nodes, lungs, liver, spleen and even skeletal muscle.