Acquired lymphangiectasis after breast conservation treatment for breast cancer: Report of a case

Department of Surgery, School of Medicine, University of Uludag, Bursa, Turkey.
Dermatology online journal 02/2004; 10(1):9.
Source: PubMed


Acquired lymphangiectasis is a dilatation of lymphatic vessels that can result as a complication of surgical intervention and radiation therapy for malignancy. Acquired lymphangiectasis shares clinical and histological features with the congenital lesion, lymphangioma circumscriptum. Diagnosis and treatment of these vesiculobullous lesions is important because they may be associated with pain, chronic drainage, and cellulitis. We describe patient who had these lesions after treatment for cancer. Although a number of treatment options are available, we have found cryosurgery and electrocautery to be particularly effective.

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