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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 58  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 71-73

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

Department of Pathology, Grant Medical College and Sir J.J. Group of Hospitals, Mumbai, India

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Wasif Ali ZA Khan
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DOI: 10.4103/0019-5154.105315

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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.

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