Stewart-Treves Syndrome on the Lower Extremity Associated to Idiopathic Chronic Lymphedema Visualized on FDG PET/CT

Jane Maestri Brittain, Tine Nymark, Malene Grubbe Hildebrandt, Dorrit Hovgaard, Kim Francis Andersen

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Abstract

Angiosarcomas are highly malignant and rare tumors of vascular or lymphatic endothelial cell origin with a poor prognosis. Lymphangiosarcoma associated with chronic lymphedema is known as Stewart-Treves syndrome. Stewart-Treves syndrome is primarily described in patients with lymphedema of an upper extremity occurring after breast cancer surgery including radical axillary lymph node dissection and subsequent radiotherapy. It is rarely described in the presence of idiopathic chronic lymphedema of the lower extremities. We present a case of lymphangiosarcoma visualized on 18F-FDG PET/CT, where Stewart-Treves syndrome is secondary to probably a combination of idiopathic chronic lymphedema of the lower extremities and systemic immunosuppressive treatment.

Original languageEnglish
JournalClinical Nuclear Medicine
Volume42
Issue number12
Pages (from-to)e519–e522
ISSN0363-9762
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1. Dec 2017

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  • Journal Article

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