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Unusual clinical presentation of cutaneous angiosarcoma masquerading as eczema: a case report and review of the literature.

Trinh NQ, Rashed I, Hutchens KA, Go A, Melian E, Tung R - Case Rep Dermatol Med (2013)

Bottom Line: A 98-year-old Caucasian male presented with a 6-month history of a flesh-colored, subcutaneous nodule on his left forehead with contralateral facial erythema and scaling that had been previously diagnosed as eczema.Despite treatments with topical steroids and moisturizers, the condition did not resolve.It also demonstrates that these lesions may respond well to radiotherapy as a single modality.

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Affiliation: Stritch School of Medicine, Loyola University Chicago, Maywood, IL 60153, USA.

ABSTRACT
An unusual case of cutaneous angiosarcoma clinically mimicking eczema is described. A 98-year-old Caucasian male presented with a 6-month history of a flesh-colored, subcutaneous nodule on his left forehead with contralateral facial erythema and scaling that had been previously diagnosed as eczema. Despite treatments with topical steroids and moisturizers, the condition did not resolve. At our clinic, excisional biopsy of the forehead lesion and scouting biopsies from the contralateral cheek were performed which revealed cutaneous angiosarcoma. The described case illustrates that dermatitis-like features should be considered as a rare clinical manifestation of cutaneous angiosarcoma. It also demonstrates that these lesions may respond well to radiotherapy as a single modality.

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Scouting biopsies revealed a subtle infiltration in the superficial dermis with poorly formed malignant vascular structures similar to those seen at the periphery of the main tumor.
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fig3: Scouting biopsies revealed a subtle infiltration in the superficial dermis with poorly formed malignant vascular structures similar to those seen at the periphery of the main tumor.

Mentions: Because of the pervasive nature of this tumor, two scouting biopsies were taken from the right cheek, which were also consistent with angiosarcoma (Figure 3). Results of head/neck and chest noncontrast CT imaging were unremarkable for lymphadenopathy or metastatic spread.


Unusual clinical presentation of cutaneous angiosarcoma masquerading as eczema: a case report and review of the literature.

Trinh NQ, Rashed I, Hutchens KA, Go A, Melian E, Tung R - Case Rep Dermatol Med (2013)

Scouting biopsies revealed a subtle infiltration in the superficial dermis with poorly formed malignant vascular structures similar to those seen at the periphery of the main tumor.
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fig3: Scouting biopsies revealed a subtle infiltration in the superficial dermis with poorly formed malignant vascular structures similar to those seen at the periphery of the main tumor.
Mentions: Because of the pervasive nature of this tumor, two scouting biopsies were taken from the right cheek, which were also consistent with angiosarcoma (Figure 3). Results of head/neck and chest noncontrast CT imaging were unremarkable for lymphadenopathy or metastatic spread.

Bottom Line: A 98-year-old Caucasian male presented with a 6-month history of a flesh-colored, subcutaneous nodule on his left forehead with contralateral facial erythema and scaling that had been previously diagnosed as eczema.Despite treatments with topical steroids and moisturizers, the condition did not resolve.It also demonstrates that these lesions may respond well to radiotherapy as a single modality.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Stritch School of Medicine, Loyola University Chicago, Maywood, IL 60153, USA.

ABSTRACT
An unusual case of cutaneous angiosarcoma clinically mimicking eczema is described. A 98-year-old Caucasian male presented with a 6-month history of a flesh-colored, subcutaneous nodule on his left forehead with contralateral facial erythema and scaling that had been previously diagnosed as eczema. Despite treatments with topical steroids and moisturizers, the condition did not resolve. At our clinic, excisional biopsy of the forehead lesion and scouting biopsies from the contralateral cheek were performed which revealed cutaneous angiosarcoma. The described case illustrates that dermatitis-like features should be considered as a rare clinical manifestation of cutaneous angiosarcoma. It also demonstrates that these lesions may respond well to radiotherapy as a single modality.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus