Posts Tagged ‘head and neck

Angiosarcoma of the scalp is a rare and deadly malignant tumor classically found in elderly Caucasian males. It was first described by Livingston and Klemperer in 1926, when they reported a tumor of the scalp in a 38-year-old white male who later died from uncontrolled hemorrhage from the tumor. E. Wilson Jones, 38 years after […]

CASE REPORT A 50-year-old African-American man related a nine-month history of a scalp “knot” that measured about 1 cm x 0.5 cm. He scratched the lesion repeatedly, leaving him with an enlarging ulcer. Three weeks later, he presented to his primary care physician because of the foul smelling nature of the lesion. He was initially […]

INTRODUCTION Angiosarcoma is an extremely malignant soft tissue sarcoma of endothelial origin. Because of its ambiguous presentation that usually mimics common benign dermatologic conditions, it is often diagnosed late. These sarcomas account for about 1% of all sarcomas and less than 0.1 % of all head and neck cancers. Therefore, the rarity of angiosarcoma may […]

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