Angiosarcoma–Stewart-Treves Syndrome

 

This is a patient I took care of at Tripler Army Medical Center that developed angiosarcoma secondary to long standing lymphedema.  This is known as Stewart-Treves Syndrome.  Surgical removal is the treatment of choice.  Needless to say, this case was advanced and the prognosis was very poor.  As with most forms of cancer, early detection is very important.

To read more about Stewart-Treves Syndrome click HERE.