Postmastectomy lymphangiosarcoma: a reappraisal of the concept--a critical review and report of an illustrative case.

@article{Schafler1979PostmastectomyLA,
  title={Postmastectomy lymphangiosarcoma: a reappraisal of the concept--a critical review and report of an illustrative case.},
  author={K F Schafler and Carey McKenzie and Richard Salm},
  journal={Histopathology},
  year={1979},
  volume={3 2},
  pages={131-52}
}
The syndrome of postmastectomy lymphangiosarcoma (LAS) has been universally accepted since it was first outlined by Stewart & Treves (1948), except for a small number of authors who concluded that the neoplasms arising in the chronic lymphoedematous arms were in fact due to retrograde spread from the original breast carcinoma (Laffargue, Pinet & le Go 1960, Giannardi, Pelù & Zampi 1960, Giannardi & Pelù 1961, Delarue 1962, Salm 1963, Laugier, Olmos, Hunziker & Orusco 1973), but their views have… CONTINUE READING