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OLIVETI, Aline; BIASI, Tatiana Basso  e  FUNCHAL, Gabriella Di Giunta. Lymphangioma secondary to irradiation after mastectomy. An. Bras. Dermatol. [online]. 2017, vol.92, n.3, pp.395-397. ISSN 1806-4841.

Lymphangioma is a rare benign disease of the lymphatic vessels. Typically, they are primary conditions but may be acquired secondarily, such as those caused by irradiation during radiotherapy for the treatment of breast cancer. The local lymphatic obstruction provoked by irradiation causes the appearance of asymptomatic hyaline vesicles on the irradiated skin. The present report describes a 78-year-old female patient, who initially presented hyaline vesicles that progressed into multiple papules with serous exudation of a yellowish and odorless secretion on the area of chronic radiodermitis in right breast. Despite the rarity of the case, we emphasize the importance of knowledge regarding dermatological disease for early diagnosis and proper medical conduct.

Palavras-chave : Breast neoplasms; Lymphangioma; Mastectomy; Skin; Radiotherapy.

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