Post-radiation Atypical Vascular Lesion/Angiosarcoma Arising in the Larynx.

Head and Neck Pathology

PubMedID: 24310944

Mudaliar KM, Borrowdale R, Mehrotra S. Post-radiation Atypical Vascular Lesion/Angiosarcoma Arising in the Larynx. Head Neck Pathol. 2014;8(3):359-63.
Atypical vascular lesions (AVL) and angiosarcomas (AS) are lesions known to arise after radiation therapy. These lesions can show overlap in both their gross and histologic pictures, and distinction between the two can be extremely challenging at times. They are known most commonly to arise in the breast region after radiation therapy. We present the first unique case of post-radiation AVL/AS arising in the larynx of a 51 year old woman, occurring 8 years after she received radiation for tonsillar squamous cell carcinoma.