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

Cutaneous angiosarcoma in a patient with xeroderma pigmentosum

Department of Pathology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi 110 029, India

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Alok Sharma
Department of Pathology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi 110 029
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DOI: 10.4103/0377-4929.43741

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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.

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