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September 2007: A 41 year old man with a mass in the calf

History: A 41 year-old man presented in orthopedics clinic with a complaint of a slow-growing mass in his left calf. The patient was a long-haul trucker who stated that he first began to notice a gradual enlargement of his calf following minor trauma sustained while falling off his truck. He complained of a moderate amount of aching pain (rated 2-3/10 in intensity) without radiation. He indicated that the pain was not made worse with activity and was intensely felt with flexion of the knee.“September 2007: A 41 year old man with a mass in the calf”Continue reading

August 2007: An 82 year old woman with multiple breast nodules

History: An 82 year old woman presented with multiple nodules in the left breast eight months following local resection of a cutaneous angiosarcoma in the same breast. A simple mastectomy was performed but she died the following day due to cardiac complications.

Gross examination of the 1145 gram, 27.0 x 20.0 x 4.0 cm mastectomy specimen showed a 10.0 x 5.0 x 2.0 cm hemorrhagic neoplasm involving the central and lateral regions. It closely approached the overlying skin (Figs. 1, 2).“August 2007: An 82 year old woman with multiple breast nodules”Continue reading

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