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Keywords:

  • chronic lymphedema;
  • cutaneous angiosarcoma;
  • filariasis;
  • lymphangiosarcoma

Cutaneous angiosarcoma or lymphangiosarcoma represents an uncommon aggressive tumor known to arise on a background of chronic lymphedema secondary to various etiologies, principally following surgery or irradiation. There have been rarely reported cases of angiosarcoma following infective conditions that eventuate with lymphatic stasis. We report a case of angiosarcoma arising after 33 years within a background of filariasis. Awareness of this association can lead to early diagnosis and appropriate treatment of this potentially fatal malignant tumor.

Krishnamoorthy N, Viswanathan S, Rekhi B, Jambhekar NA. Lymphangiosarcoma arising after 33 years within a background of chronic filariasis: a case report with review of literature.