Atypical vascular proliferations of the neck.

Wollina U., Schönlebe J., Koch A., Tirant M., Cardoso J., Karadag A. S.

Wiener medizinische Wochenschrift (1946), vol.171, pp.57-60, 2021 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 171
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s10354-020-00774-x
  • Journal Name: Wiener medizinische Wochenschrift (1946)
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index, Scopus, EMBASE, MEDLINE
  • Page Numbers: pp.57-60
  • Keywords: Neck, Treatment, Vasculature, Hemangioma, Histology, LESIONS, RADIATION, BREAST, ANGIOSARCOMA, SKIN


Atypical vascular proliferations (AVP) are a late complication after radiotherapy. Most cases have been reported in female breast cancer patients on the chest wall. These lesions are mostly of the lymphatic type. Herein, we report a blood vascular-type AVP in a male on the neck 60 years after radiotherapy for a benign hemangioma, which makes this case exceptional. We removed the whole chronic radiodermatitis surgically. Histopathology excluded vascular malignancies but confirmed AVP. We discuss the differential diagnoses and treatment.