angiosarcoma of the scalp and face
Sunday 29 November 2009
Angiosarcoma of the skin is an extremely rare malignant tumor of vascular origin that usually arises in the scalp and face of elderly persons.
Not only VEGFR-2-mediated signal but also VEGFR-3-mediated signal may contribute to proliferation of vascular tumor cells as autocrine and paracrine signaling factors.
Autocrine and paracrine roles of VEGF/VEGFR-2 and VEGF-C/VEGFR-3 signaling in angiosarcomas of the scalp and face. Tokuyama W, Mikami T, Masuzawa M, Okayasu I. Hum Pathol. 2009 Nov 12. PMID: 19913279