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Radiological appearance of postirradiation sarcoma of the chest wall after mastectomy

  • Alice P.Y. Tang
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    Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Alice Ho Miu Ling Nethersole Hospital, Hong Kong SAR, China
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  • Winnie C.W. Chu
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    Corresponding author. Department of Diagnostic Radiology and Organ Imaging, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, 30-32 Ngan Shing Street, Shatin, Hong Kong SAR, China. Tel.: +852 2632 2270; fax: +852 2636 0012.
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    Department of Diagnostic Radiology and Organ Imaging, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, 30-32 Ngan Shing Street, Shatin, Hong Kong SAR, China
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  • Wynnie W.M. Lam
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    Department of Anatomical and Cellular Pathology, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, 30-32 Ngan Shing Street, Shatin, Hong Kong SAR, China
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  • Gary M.K. Tse
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    Department of Anatomical and Cellular Pathology, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, 30-32 Ngan Shing Street, Shatin, Hong Kong SAR, China
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Published:November 19, 2004DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.clinimag.2004.07.006

      Abstract

      Radiotherapy-induced sarcoma arising from the chest wall after mastectomy and irradiation is uncommon but deserves special attention due to the increasing incidence of this soft-tissue sarcoma, contributed by the early detection and employment of radiotherapy in the treatment of breast carcinoma. We report the computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) features of two patients who developed cutaneous high-grade sarcoma after mastectomy and irradiation for primary breast tumours more than 5 years ago.

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