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Breast angiosarcomas represent the main histologic subtype of all breast sarcomas and they account for < 1% of all soft tissue tumours. Angiosarcomas arise from vascular endothelium and can develop de novo (primary angiosarcoma) or as a consequence of radiotherapy or chronic lymphedema after axillary dissection – Stewart-Trevers syndrome. Estimated incidence of postradiation angiosarcoma is 0.05 – 0.5%. Postradiation angiosarcoma typically occurs in older women (60-70 years of age) and it is a rare, aggressive tumour with a poor prognosis characterized by a high rate of local recurrence. Herein, we present a case of recurrent postradiation breast angiosarcoma with metastasis in contralateral breast.