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Stewart-Treves Syndrome

Purpose:

To evaluate a patient for angiosarcoma arising in a chronically lymphedematous extremity (Stewart-Treves Syndrome).

Specialty:

Hematology Oncology

Objective:

comorbid conditions

ICD-10:

C49

Description:

Occasionally an angiosarcoma or lymphangiosarcoma may develop in an extremity affected by chronic lymphedema. When occurring in the upper extremity following a mastectomy for breast cancer it is referred to as the Stewart-Treves Syndrome.

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