Indian Journal of Pathology and Microbiology

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2008  |  Volume : 51  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 504--506

Cutaneous angiosarcoma in a patient with xeroderma pigmentosum


Raman Arora, Alok Sharma, Ruchika Gupta, M Vijayaraghavan 
 Department of Pathology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi 110 029, India

Correspondence Address:
Alok Sharma
Department of Pathology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi 110 029
India

Xeroderma pigmentosum (XP) is a rare, autosomal recessive disorder characterized by photosensitivity, cutaneous pigmentary changes, premature skin ageing and development of various cutaneous and internal malignancies at an early age as a result of a defect in nucleotide excision repair following ultraviolet light exposure. Cutaneous angiosarcomas are aggressive neoplasms that are rarely associated with XP. In this communication, we report the case of a 40-year-old male patient with XP who developed an angiosarcoma of the face and discuss the implications of this association in view of recent developments in this field.


How to cite this article:
Arora R, Sharma A, Gupta R, Vijayaraghavan M. Cutaneous angiosarcoma in a patient with xeroderma pigmentosum.Indian J Pathol Microbiol 2008;51:504-506


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Arora R, Sharma A, Gupta R, Vijayaraghavan M. Cutaneous angiosarcoma in a patient with xeroderma pigmentosum. Indian J Pathol Microbiol [serial online] 2008 [cited 2020 Apr 4 ];51:504-506
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