ATYPICAL VASCULAR LESION

Atypical vascular lesions (AVLs) are vascular proliferations that develop after surgery and radiation for breast carcinoma and may represent precursors to angiosarcoma.

Clinical

A vascular papule or nodule on the breast is typical. Lesions in the axilla may be seen. The latency period for development of these lesions ranges from 1 to 20 years after radiation, although presentation within 3 to 6 years is most common.

References

Multiples papules. Virtual Grand Rounds in Dermatology

A solitary lesion. J Am Acad Dermatology Volume 63, Issue 2, Pages 337–340, August 2010

These lesions developed six years after treatment for breast cancer. DermatologicaSinica September 2014; 32, Issue 3, Pages 187–188.

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