lymphangiosarcoma


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lymphangiosarcoma

[‚lim‚fan·jē·ō·sär′kō·mə]
(medicine)
A sarcoma whose parenchymal cells form vascular channels resembling lymphatics. Also known as lymphangioendothelial sarcoma.
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Specific markers for lymphatic vessels are expressed in both lymphangiosarcoma and Kaposi sarcoma, therefore a differential diagnosis between the two entities is absolutely necessary [7, 17].
Besides repeated skin infection and affecting quality of life another rare but severe complication of chronic lymphedema was the malignant transforming to lymphangiosarcoma.
The case was diagnosed as moderately differentiated lymphangiosarcoma (Stewart-Treves syndrome).
It can also cause permanent skin changes and cellulitis, and in severe cases it can lead to lymphangiosarcoma, a rare form of cancer.