Indian Journal of Dermatology
CASE REPORT
Year
: 2013  |  Volume : 58  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 71--73

Chronic lymphedema of filarial origin: A very rare etiology of cutaneous lymphangiosarcoma


Shubhangi V Agale, Wasif Ali ZA Khan, Karishma Chawlani 
 Department of Pathology, Grant Medical College and Sir J.J. Group of Hospitals, Mumbai, India

Correspondence Address:
Wasif Ali ZA Khan
Flat no-9, 2nd Floor, Building no 4, Swastik, J.J. Hospital Campus, Byculla, Mumbai - 400 008
India

Lymphedema-associated angiosarcoma also known as lymphangiosarcoma is the commonest type of cutaneous angiosarcoma. Post-mastectomy lymphedema is the most frequent cause, while chronic filarial lymphedema is one of the most uncommon etiology for development of lymphangiosarcoma. We report a case of a 50 year old male suffering from chronic filarial lymphedema of right lower extremity, presented with brownish nodules on the right leg, which were diagnosed histopathologically as lymphangiosarcoma.


How to cite this article:
Agale SV, Khan WZ, Chawlani K. Chronic lymphedema of filarial origin: A very rare etiology of cutaneous lymphangiosarcoma.Indian J Dermatol 2013;58:71-73


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Agale SV, Khan WZ, Chawlani K. Chronic lymphedema of filarial origin: A very rare etiology of cutaneous lymphangiosarcoma. Indian J Dermatol [serial online] 2013 [cited 2020 Aug 3 ];58:71-73
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