Stewart-Treves Syndrome: A Case Report and Review of Literature


Eyuboglu A. A. , Cologlu H., Bal N., Albayati A., Ertas N. M.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF PLASTIC SURGERY, cilt.26, ss.34-36, 2018 (ESCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 26 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2018
  • Doi Numarası: 10.4103/tjps.tjps_18_18
  • Dergi Adı: TURKISH JOURNAL OF PLASTIC SURGERY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.34-36

Özet

Stewart-Treves syndrome (STS) is defined as angiosarcoma arising in the setting of chronic lymphedema. It is typically presented in breast cancer patients who underwent axillary dissection. A 79-year-old woman presented to our clinic with a wound that developed secondary to lymphedema. Pathologic examinations diagnosed the lesion as angiosarcoma. STS is a rare and deadly entity. It is hard to diagnose and has 10% mean survival rate for 5 years. We emphasize the importance of early diagnosis that can be a lifesaver.